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The Resource Close to the broken hearted, Michael Hiebert

Close to the broken hearted, Michael Hiebert

Label
Close to the broken hearted
Title
Close to the broken hearted
Statement of responsibility
Michael Hiebert
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this riveting new novel from Michael Hiebert, a killer's release is the catalyst for shocking revelations in a small Southern town. . .At twenty-two, Sylvie Carson has known a lifetime's worth of trouble. When she was a child, her baby brother was shot to death by a man named Preacher Eli. Orphaned by her teens, Sylvie is now raising her own baby with no partner in sight. For all these reasons, Leah Teal, Alvin, Alabama's only detective, tries to stay patient when Sylvie calls the station day and night, always with some new false alarm. But now Preacher Eli is out of prison and moving back to town. As far as the law is concerned, the old man has paid his dues--though Leah's twelve-year-old son, Abe, vehemently disagrees. Between that and his relentless curiosity about the daddy he hardly knew, Abe's imagination is running in all directions lately. While Leah struggles with how much of the past to reveal to Abe, she's also concerned about Sylvie's mounting panic. Something in her gut tells her the girl might be a target after all. For as Leah knows well, there's danger not just in the secrets others keep from us, but in the lies that corrupt from within. It's a hunch that will be tested soon enough, as tensions mount on both sides. Evoking the South with depth and grace, Michael Hiebert's poignant, gripping novel captures the strength wrought by heartache and lost innocence--and the transformative power of forgiveness, whenever it comes
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Summary
Small town police officer and single mother, Leah, receives an increasing number of frantic phone calls from Sylvie Carson when her brother's murderer, a preacher, gets released from prison, as she might be the next target.
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10321605
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hiebert, Michael
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • Abe Teal
  • Detective Leah Teal
Series volume
  • [book 2]
  • [book 2]
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  • Women detectives
  • Alabama
Target audience
adult
Label
Close to the broken hearted, Michael Hiebert
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Series information from Fantastic Fiction
  • Detective Leah Teal series numeration from goodreads.com
  • Includes a reading group guide (pages 309-312)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20249680
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780758294265
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)8ocm60755450
Label
Close to the broken hearted, Michael Hiebert
Publication
Note
  • Series information from Fantastic Fiction
  • Detective Leah Teal series numeration from goodreads.com
  • Includes a reading group guide (pages 309-312)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20249680
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780758294265
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)8ocm60755450

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