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Island of refuge : a novel of suspense
Hall, Linda, 1950-
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Sisters, Or. : Multnomah Publishers, [1999]

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308 pages ; 21 cm
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Anna M. Reinstein Library X Adult Fiction Open Shelf

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On a morning in late summer Peter Glass arrives on the island, tired, sick and fleeing for his life. He meets Naomi, Zoe, and Jo. In a matter of only a few hours he develops a special friendship with Jo. When Jo is found murdered the following day, Peter is devastated. Into this mix Philip returns with promises to Naomi and Zoe that he will stay with them this time. Even though she has heard all of this before, she still hopes. As the police begin their rather extensive investigation, two states over Margot begins her own investigation of Jo, her former houseguest. What she discovers shatters her to her very core and intertwines the lives of the island dwellers as they seek to make peace with themselves, their lives, and God.

Author Notes

Linda Hall is the author of August Gamble and November Veil, the first two books in the Mountie Mystery series, and the futuristic suspense novel The Josiah Files, as well as six nonfiction books. She has worked as a newspaper writer and taught English at the college level. She is a member of the Crime Writers of Canada and lives in New Brunswick.

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Library Journal Review

The usually solid Hall (November Veil, LJ 4/1/97) stumbles a bit with this flawed, curiously uninvolving thriller. Peter Glass arrives on Lambs Island off the coast of Maine in a confused state, hoping to escape a checkered past. Although Glass is acting oddly, two local women, Naomi and Jo, willingly help him obtain food and shelter. Unfortunately, soon afterward Jo is murdered, and it is revealed she had kidnapped the baby she claimed was her own. The police investigation that follows threatens to reveal secrets that may ruin the lives of Peter, Naomi, and her daughter, Zoe. With the unsympathetic lead character surrounded by a fairly unbelievable and lifeless supporting cast, this mystery never takes hold, and the religious elements seem to be tacked on. Not recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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