A moving and compelling story the debut of an utterly original voice Carol Goodman, author of The Ghost Orchid I only got one birthday present, and as it turned out, it was a gift of such importance, opening it should have sent psychic shivers through me But I merely thought it a curiosity, vaguely creepy but nothing threatening Not a portent.Gina Paletta should have been used to upheaval From her childhood in a small southern town to her career in Manhattan s glamorous modeling world to sudden, unplanned motherhood, Gina has forever struggled to keep her life under control Now, at thirty three her year of waking up she has moved with her young sons to upstate New York and reinvented herself as a college professor At last she can nurse the fragile hope of safety, the hope of security.But Gina learns that security is an illusion when a pair of police detectives arrive at her doorstep Two of Gina s students have posted salacious photographs of her on a website Even troubling, these young men are suspects in a local murder Beneath the campus elms, amid the ivied masonry of the collegiate buildings, and in the libraries where she secrets herself from the world, Gina Paletta must now contend with a new sensation terror As the tension rises, Gina turns to her family and friends, only to discover lies and violence beneath placid surfaces Fearful for her safety and that of her children, determined to guard the new life she has built, Gina comes to rely on the company and protection of one of the detectives assigned to her case Yet even as their relationship grows complicated, the danger around them mounts and Gina finds herself marshaling reserves of strength and resolve she never dreamed existed Riveting and hypnotic, lyrical and tense,Every Secret Thing is a remarkable debut a provocative psychological drama about love, guilt, fear, and every secret thing that binds us together From the Hardcover edition. Download Every Secret Thing author Lila Shaara – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com
Lila Shaara was born in Tallahassee, Florida, the daughter of a Italian American writer and a German American social worker She attended a number of colleges before finishing her BA in religious studies at Duke University, then received a masters degree in archeology and a PhD in cultural anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh Shaara has had many jobs, including in no particular order disc jockey jazz, classical and beautiful music , talk show producer, secretary, bartender, waitress, crew member at a fast food chain, university professor, high school teacher and in her lowest moment, a job handing out free cigarettes to homeless people on street corners She has also sung and played guitar in various alternative rock bands, including the first all female punk band in North Carolina She currently resides in western Pennsylvania with her husband, two children, and numerous cats.
- 464 pages
- Every Secret Thing
- Lila Shaara
- 23 January 2017 Lila Shaara