Reader, Meet Writer: Caroline B. Cooney

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In partnership with the Southern Independent Bookseller Alliance, Page 158 Books is excited to present Reader, Meet Writer, a virtual event series featuring Southern authors. Space is limited, so RSVP is required. Check out the rest of the tour on our website here.

Her life didn't turn out the way she expected--so she made herself a new one.

When Clemmie goes next door to check on her difficult and unlikeable neighbor Dom, he isn't there. But something else is. Something stunning, beautiful and inexplicable. Clemmie photographs the wondrous object on her cell phone and makes the irrevocable error of forwarding it. As the picture swirls over the internet, Clemmie tries desperately to keep a grip on her own personal network of secrets. Can fifty years of careful hiding under names not her own be ruined by one careless picture?

And although what Clemmie finds is a work of art, what the police find is a body. . . in a place where Clemmie wasn't supposed to be, and where she left her fingerprints. Suddenly, the bland, quiet life Clemmie has built for herself in her sleepy South Carolina retirement community comes crashing down as her dark past surges into the present.

From international bestselling author of The Face on the Milk Carton Caroline B. Cooney comes Before She Was Helen, an absorbing mystery that brings decades-old secrets to life and explores what happens when the lie you've been living falls apart and you're forced to confront the truth.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 3:00pm
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415 S Brooks Street
Suite B
Wake Forest, NC 27587
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$26.99
ISBN: 9781728205120
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Updated at the end of every day)
Published: Poisoned Pen Press - September 8th, 2020

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