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Penumbra por Carolyn Haines
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Penumbra (edição 2006)

por Carolyn Haines

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"Jade Dupree is a beautician and an undertaker's assistant with a gift for smoothing the ravages of death from the faces of her clientele. But her strange talent isn't the only thing that sets her apart from the townspeople of tiny Drexel, Mississippi." "Jade is half-black and the unacknowledged bastard daughter of Drexel's "first lady, " the imperious Lucille Longier. Jade's half sister, the pale, fragile, and legitimate Marlena, is married to Lucas Bramlett, the wealthiest man in the region. While the entire town knows of the blood bond between the two women, no one dares speak the truth out loud." "Though her talents as a hairdresser are highly sought after by Drexel's elite, Jade accepts that she'll never truly be part of the town and lives her life the best she can. But on one hot summer day in 1952, her world is turned inside out when Marlena, on a tryst with her lover, is savagely beaten and her young daughter kidnapped. Determined to find her niece before it's too late, Jade accepts help from a white sheriff's deputy, Frank Kimble. The forbidden attraction that ignites between them threatens to add to the violence already brewing in town."--BOOK JACKET.… (mais)
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Título:Penumbra
Autores:Carolyn Haines
Informação:St. Martin's Minotaur (2006), Hardcover, 288 pages
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Thriller not really my genre but not finishing this one for sure because partway thru agree with other reviews that story is just discordant and all over the place
  Spurts | Oct 29, 2015 |
Fine piece of genre-writing and southern lit. Loved the book until the very end. Hated the ending - a low note of melodramatic and unlikely silliness. ( )
  PitcherBooks | Jul 7, 2012 |
Police investigation begins when the wife of Drexel's wealthiest man is beaten and his young daughter is missing. Frank Kimble, former war veteran now working for the local police department, takes on the case; attempting to solve it in spite of the messy investigation techniques currently in use by the local Sheriff and coroner. Also investigating is the victim's half-sister, Jade, born illegitimately from an affair between a white woman from an influential family and a black man. Somewhat stereotypical, this novel contains all the standards - incompetent lawman, a wealthy man used to getting anything he wants, an uneducated creep living out in the boonies who keeps his sister captive and of use by his lumber camp croonies because she had a child out of wedlock and a mother determined to keep the family standing no matter what the cost. Quick mystery read with romance genre touches thrown in.
1 vote infolink66 | May 15, 2007 |
brooding atmosphere, suspensefull, small town in southern us ( )
1 vote ashee | Oct 19, 2006 |
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"Jade Dupree is a beautician and an undertaker's assistant with a gift for smoothing the ravages of death from the faces of her clientele. But her strange talent isn't the only thing that sets her apart from the townspeople of tiny Drexel, Mississippi." "Jade is half-black and the unacknowledged bastard daughter of Drexel's "first lady, " the imperious Lucille Longier. Jade's half sister, the pale, fragile, and legitimate Marlena, is married to Lucas Bramlett, the wealthiest man in the region. While the entire town knows of the blood bond between the two women, no one dares speak the truth out loud." "Though her talents as a hairdresser are highly sought after by Drexel's elite, Jade accepts that she'll never truly be part of the town and lives her life the best she can. But on one hot summer day in 1952, her world is turned inside out when Marlena, on a tryst with her lover, is savagely beaten and her young daughter kidnapped. Determined to find her niece before it's too late, Jade accepts help from a white sheriff's deputy, Frank Kimble. The forbidden attraction that ignites between them threatens to add to the violence already brewing in town."--BOOK JACKET.

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