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Bad trip south
Mosiman, Billie Sue.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Waterville, Me. : Five Star, [2004]

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231 pages ; 23 cm
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A small-town police officer, Jay Anderson is on the brink of a breakdown. He hates his job, he hates himself, and he's gone from cheating on his wife, Carrie, to beating her. Now Carrie must decide: endure Jay's abuse and allow their ten-year-old daughter, Emily, to see what marriage is not supposed to be, or leave. Emily, who is telepathic, is beset by the thoughts of those around her - and when the family vacation turns into a hostage situation, she may be the only one who can save them.

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Booklist Review

Bad trip hardly does justice to the hellish journey undertaken by the Anderson family in this gripping thriller. Leaving their North Carolina home to visit Long Horn Caverns outside of St. Louis, police officeray Anderson, wife Carrie, and 10-year-old daughter Emily are attempting to rebuild familial bonds. Consumed by job-related stress,ay has taken to beating Carrie. Emily, who has a telepathic ability, is confused and frightened by her parents' angry thoughts. When escaped convict Crow and his amoral girlfriend, Heddy, kidnap the family to provide cover for their escape to Mexico, it looks as though things are going from bad to worse for the beleaguered Andersons. Told partially through Emily's narration to a police psychologist and partially through the viewpoints of the convicts, Mosiman's story is ugly and violent--and utterly compelling. Perhaps most disturbing isay's slow but steady move to the dark side, as he begins to fall for Heddy's dangerous allure. Top-notch suspense for mature readers. --Jenny McLarin Copyright 2004 Booklist