Mystery Matters Book Club

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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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*Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach.

(Please note:  This title was originally scheduled for March, and has been pushed back to April.)


We request that those participating in our book clubs purchase the book from KBB.

Dead Letters: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399588877
Availability: Backordered
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 6th, 2018

In this sharp and clever debut novel of suspense, a young woman—presumed dead—leaves a series of clues for her twin sister, which leads her on a scavenger-hunt-like quest to solve the mystery of her disappearance.

Ava Antipova has her reasons for running away to Paris: a failing family vineyard, a romantic betrayal, a mercurial sister, an absent father, a mother slipping into dementia. But two years later, she must return to upstate New York. Her twin sister, Zelda, is dead.

Even in a family of alcoholics, Zelda Antipova was the wild one, notorious for her mind games and destructive behavior. But Ava finds the official explanation a little too neat. Then she receives a cryptic message—from her sister. Just as suspected, Zelda’s playing one of her games. In fact, she’s outdone herself, leaving a series of clues to her disappearance. Ava follows the trail laid just for her to confront their twisted history and the boy who broke her heart. Is Zelda trying to punish Ava for leaving? To teach her a lesson? Or is she simply trying to write her own ending?

Caite Dolan-Leach’s debut suspense takes readers on a literary scavenger hunt for clues concealed throughout the seemingly idyllic wine country, hidden in plain sight on social media, and buried at the heart of one tremendously dysfunctional, utterly unforgettable family.

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