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"From the author of The Uninvited comes a haunting historical novel with a compelling mystery at its core. A young child psychologist steps off a train, her destination a foggy seaside town. There, she begins a journey causing her to question everything she believes about life, death, memories, and reincarnation. In 1925, Alice Lind steps off a train in the rain-soaked coastal hamlet of Gordon Bay, Oregon. There, she expects to do nothing more difficult than administer IQ tests to a group of rural schoolchildren. A trained psychologist, Alice believes mysteries of the mind can be unlocked scientifically, but now her views are about to be challenged by one curious child. Seven-year-old Janie O'Daire is a mathematical genius, which is surprising. But what is disturbing are the stories she tells: that her name was once Violet, she grew up in Kansas decades earlier, and she drowned at age nineteen. Alice delves into these stories, at first believing they're no more than the product of the girl's vast imagination. But, slowly, Alice comes to the realization that Janie might indeed be telling a strange truth. Alice knows the investigation may endanger her already shaky professional reputation, and as a woman in a field dominated by men she has no room for mistakes. But she is unprepared for the ways it will illuminate terrifying mysteries within her own past, and in the process, irrevocably change her life"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062440860
Branch Call Number: WIN
Characteristics: x, 370, 14 pages


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scl_Cori Aug 11, 2017

I absolutely love this author. She writes historical fiction for both adults and teens. This novel is about a woman in the 1920s who is frustrated that, because she is a woman, she cannot get accepted at any schools to get her doctorate even though she has been an exceptional student all through her psychology masters. She is also a woman who enjoys sex in an age when that is severely frowned upon, and believes she has been reincarnated from a serial killer.

multcolib_susannel Feb 13, 2017

When Alice travels to the stormy Oregon coast to test grade school students, she is amazed to meet seven-year old Janie O'Daire who seems to have lived a previous life in Friendly, Kansas.

CoreneBee Jan 07, 2017

Disturbing psychological thriller about past lives and past sins. Dark, dark ending.

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