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So much pretty

When she disappeared from her rural hometown, Wendy White was a sweet, family-oriented girl, a late bloomer who'd recently moved out on her own, with her first real boyfriend and a job waiting tables at the local tavern. It happens all the time'a woman goes missing, a family mourns, and the case remains unsolved. Stacy Flynn is a reporter looking for her big break. She moved east from Cleveland, a city known for its violent crime, but that's the last thing she expected to cover in Haeden. This small, upstate New York town counts a dairy farm as its main employer and is home to families who've set down roots and never left'people who don't take kindly to outsiders. Flynn is researching the environmental impact of the dairy, and the way money flows outward like the chemical runoff, eventually poisoning those who live at the edges of its reach. Five months after she disappeared, Wendy's body is found in a ditch just off one of Haeden's main roads. Suddenly, Flynn has a big story, but no one wants to talk to her. No one seems to think that Wendy's killer could still be among them. A drifter, they say. Someone "not from here." Fifteen-year-old Alice Piper is an imaginative student with a genius IQ and strong ideals. The precocious, confident girl has stood out in Haeden since the day her eccentric hippie parents moved there from New York City, seeking a better life for their only child. When Alice reads Flynn's passionate article in the Haeden Free Press about violence against women'about the staggering number of women who are killed each day by people they know'she begins to connect the dots of Wendy's disappearance and death, leading her to make a choice: join the rest in turning a blind eye, or risk getting involved. As Flynn and Alice separately observe the locals' failure to acknowledge a murderer in their midst, Alice's fate is forever entwined with Wendy's when a second crime rocks the town to its core. Stylishly written, closely observed, and bracingly unexpected, So Much Pretty leads the reader into the treacherous psychology of denial, where the details of an event are already known, deeply and intuitively felt, but not yet admitted to, reconciled or revealed.

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  • "The Pipers are a family built on optimism. Claire and Gene moved with their precocious daughter Alice to Haeden, New York, for a fresh start. Wendy White has strong roots in Haeden. Her story has a beginning and an end, but is missing the most important piece: the middle. Stacey Flynn is a reporter. Gritty, relentless and ultimately reckless, it is Flynn who will chronicle Wendy White's existence and forge a path toward the end."
  • "When she disappeared from her rural hometown, Wendy White was a sweet, family-oriented girl, a late bloomer who'd recently moved out on her own, with her first real boyfriend and a job waiting tables at the local tavern. It happens all the time'a woman goes missing, a family mourns, and the case remains unsolved. Stacy Flynn is a reporter looking for her big break. She moved east from Cleveland, a city known for its violent crime, but that's the last thing she expected to cover in Haeden. This small, upstate New York town counts a dairy farm as its main employer and is home to families who've set down roots and never left'people who don't take kindly to outsiders. Flynn is researching the environmental impact of the dairy, and the way money flows outward like the chemical runoff, eventually poisoning those who live at the edges of its reach. Five months after she disappeared, Wendy's body is found in a ditch just off one of Haeden's main roads. Suddenly, Flynn has a big story, but no one wants to talk to her. No one seems to think that Wendy's killer could still be among them. A drifter, they say. Someone "not from here." Fifteen-year-old Alice Piper is an imaginative student with a genius IQ and strong ideals. The precocious, confident girl has stood out in Haeden since the day her eccentric hippie parents moved there from New York City, seeking a better life for their only child. When Alice reads Flynn's passionate article in the Haeden Free Press about violence against women'about the staggering number of women who are killed each day by people they know'she begins to connect the dots of Wendy's disappearance and death, leading her to make a choice: join the rest in turning a blind eye, or risk getting involved. As Flynn and Alice separately observe the locals' failure to acknowledge a murderer in their midst, Alice's fate is forever entwined with Wendy's when a second crime rocks the town to its core. Stylishly written, closely observed, and bracingly unexpected, So Much Pretty leads the reader into the treacherous psychology of denial, where the details of an event are already known, deeply and intuitively felt, but not yet admitted to, reconciled or revealed."@en
  • "In Haeden, New York, nineteen-year-old Wendy White disappears, and the small town is shaken to its core. Then five months later, Wendy's tortured body is found in the nearby woods...and she has only been dead a matter of days. The police make little headway with the case. So when gifted young high school student Alice Piper happens to overhear something, she decides to take matters into her own hands. Meanwhile, local reporter Stacy Flynn is desperate for a big story and she knows that Wendy's case could be her big break. But, with little help from the local police, she's forced to investigate alone - and no one in the town is willing to talk about it..."
  • "In een Amerikaans stadje wordt het lijk van een jonge vrouw gevonden, maar niemand anders dan een jonge journaliste lijkt te willen weten wat er is gebeurd."
  • "When nineteen-year-old Wendy White dissappears, the small town of Haeden, New York, is shaken to its core. The police are unable to trace the missing waitress; everyone assumes that she has run away. But, six months later, Wendy's tortured body is found in nearby woods. She has only been dead for a matter of days. With no one willing to talk, the investigation slows to a halt. But local reporter Stacey Flynn and high school atudent Alive Piper have their own reasons for findinf out what really happened. The truth behind Wendy's dissapearance has a devastating effect on the town" what was once a rural idyll is now the backdrop to murder, violence and revenge."@en
  • "When 19-year-old waitress Wendy White disappears, the small town of Haeden, New York, is shaken to its core. Yet the police make little headway with the case, assuming that Wendy ran away. Six months later, Wendy's tortured body is found in the nearby woods. And she has only been dead a matter of days.Told from the perspectives of Wendy, local reporter Stacy Flynn, and high school student Alice, this compelling tale of murder, revenge and violence builds slowly and eerily to a shocking and unforgettable conclusion."@en
  • "Five months after she disappeared, Wendy White's body is found in a ditch just off one of Haeden's main roads. Suddenly, reporter Stacy Flynn has a big story, but no one wants to talk to her in this small upstate New York town. Then fifteen-year-old Alice Piper, an imaginative student with a genius IQ and strong ideals, begins to connect the dots of Wendy's disappearance and death when a second crime rocks the town to its core."
  • "A dark tale inspired by a true case encountered by the author as a police beat reporter follows the experiences of a young victim of domestic violence whose memory is further compromised by community perceptions."@en

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  • "Ausgabe"
  • "Detective and mystery stories"@en
  • "Large type books"@en
  • "Large type books"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Crime"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Mystery fiction"
  • "Mystery fiction"@en

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  • "So much pretty"@en
  • "So much pretty"
  • "So much pretty : roman"
  • "So much pretty : a novel"@en
  • "So much pretty : a novel"
  • "So Much Pretty"@en
  • "So much pretty a novel"@en