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The Lace Reader

A Novel

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Description

Every gift has a price . . . every piece of lace has a secret.

Towner Whitney, the self-confessed unreliable narrator, hails from a family of Salem women who can read the future in the patterns in lace, and who have guarded a history of secrets going back generations. Now the disappearance of two women is bringing Towner back home to Salem—and is bringing to light the shocking truth about the death of her twin sister.

From Publishers Weekly

Aug 06, 2007 – In Barry's captivating debut, Towner Whitney, a dazed young woman descended from a long line of mind readers and fortune tellers, has survived numerous traumas and returned to her hometown of Salem, Mass., to recover. Any tranquility in her life is short-lived when her beloved great-aunt Eva drowns under circumstances suggesting foul play. Towner's suspicions are taken with a grain of salt given her history of hallucinatory visions and self-harm. The mystery enmeshes local cop John Rafferty, who had left the pressures of big city police work for a quieter life in Salem and now finds himself falling for the enigmatic Towner as he mourns Eva and delves into the history of the eccentric Whitney clan. Barry excels at capturing the feel of smalltown life, and balances action with close looks at the characters' inner worlds. Her pacing and use of different perspectives show tremendous skill and will keep readers captivated all the way through.

Customer Reviews

The Lace Reader

Lyrical and mystical The Lace Reader captures life lived touching the sea and offers sense of community. Beautifully written.

Bittersweet ride

Playful, startling and engaging. I came to care about the characters way past the pages of the story. I thoroughly recommend this book with a warning for those with a past that includes domestic violence you will absolutely recognize whispers that will make you shudder and check your locks in the preacher. The other characters make up for him though .... In spades : ) a good read.

Brilliant

The writing style is definitely intriguing and the story is beautifully written. With a twist at the end that blindsides you. It gives a severe honesty to grief.
One of my favorite books to date.

The Lace Reader
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: Oct 06, 2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
  • Seller: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
  • Print Length: 416 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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