A simple favor : a novel
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Published
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.
Format
Large Print
Edition
Large print edition.
ISBN
9781410497949, 1410497941
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Agawam Public Library - Large Type FictionLP BELAvailable
Charlton Public Library - Large PrintLP FIC BELLIn transit
Holyoke Public Library - 1st FloorBELL, DARCEY LPAvailable
Paxton Richards Memorial Library - Large PrintLP F BELAvailable

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Published
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.
Edition
Large print edition.
Physical Desc
463 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9781410497949, 1410497941

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In Bell's convoluted debut, widowed mommy-blogger Stephanie Ward receives a call from her best friend, Emily Nelson, asking her to pick up Emily's five-year-old son, Nicky, from school. There's an emergency at work, Emily explains, but she'll be by to get Nicky no later than 9 p.m. Nicky is best friends with Stephanie's son, Miles, and the boys attend the same suburban Connecticut kindergarten, so Stephanie agrees. Days pass and Emily never appears, leading Stephanie to fear the worst. Emily's husband, Sean, returns home from his European business trip and calls the police, who assume that Emily has simply run away-until her body washes up at her family's lake house in Michigan. Stephanie initially seeks to comfort Sean, but when questions arise surrounding Emily's death, she's left wondering what is true and whom to trust. While Stephanie, Emily, and Sean share the narrative, Stephanie is the primary point-of-view character, and her vacuity and naïveté undercut the story's tension and heft. Bell further squanders an intriguing setup with ill-defined stakes and tired, telegraphed plot twists.

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