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The Resource A breath after drowning, Alice Blanchard

A breath after drowning, Alice Blanchard

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A breath after drowning
Title
A breath after drowning
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Alice Blanchard
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Language
eng
Summary
Child psychiatrist Kate Wolfe's world comes crashing down when one of her young patients commits suicide, so when a troubled girl is left at the hospital ward, she doubts her ability to help. But the girl knows things about Kate's past, things she shouldn't know, forcing Kate to face the murky evidence surrounding her own sister's murder 16 years before, bringing Kate face to face with her deepest fear
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Dr. Kate Wolfe’s had it tough. Her mother died by suicide, her relationship with her father is all but over, and her sister, Savannah, was brutally murdered years before. When a troubled girl is abandoned by her mother in the hospital where Kate works, the psychiatrist takes her care personally but begins to regret it after the new patient’s family is revealed to have ties to Kate’s painful past. Blanchard (The Breathtaker, 2003) excels at portraying a multilayered main character who’s damaged but strong, and at sending readers chasing after red herrings. The closing twist, a complete surprise, caps a tale that is as absorbing as it is emotional and thought provoking. This is one for readers of Patricia Cornwell’s Dr. Kay Scarpetta novels; while Kate isn’t a medical examiner, Blanchard’s tale has a similar feel to Cornwell’s series, each starring a woman in the field of medicine who cares deeply about her job and about getting justice for those who’ve been wronged. -- Verma, Henrietta (Reviewed 3/15/2018) (Booklist, vol 114, number 14, p20)
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10658684
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NHP
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Blanchard, Alice
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.L36512
LC item number
B73 2018
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Suicide
  • Sisters
  • Serial murder investigation
  • Women psychiatrists
Target audience
adult
Label
A breath after drowning, Alice Blanchard
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
441 pages
Isbn
9781785656408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1018175389
  • (OCoLC)1018175389
Label
A breath after drowning, Alice Blanchard
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
441 pages
Isbn
9781785656408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1018175389
  • (OCoLC)1018175389

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