By Barbara Delinsky
Long island occasions bestselling writer Barbara Delinsky returns to the city of Lake Henry, New Hampshire, scene of her loved previous novel Lake information, with an unforgettable tale that explores the ways that we restrict our personal percentages for happiness -- and the injuries of destiny which could set us unfastened. Heather Malone has made her domestic in Lake Henry for the final fourteen years. identified for her sort, mild nature, she lives with Micah Smith, a widower, and his younger daughters. whilst the FBI takes her into custody on fees of flight to prevent prosecution, purportedly for a homicide that happened in California, the neighborhood response is shocked disbelief. but, whilst these closest to her, together with Micah, imagine again over the time they've got identified her, they detect that they have got discovered nearly not anything approximately her previous lifestyles. Poppy Blake is Heather's closest pal. A lifelong resident of Lake Henry, Poppy is restrained to a wheelchair, the results of a snowmobile twist of fate approximately a dozen years earlier that left her a paraplegic and killed her male spouse. on the grounds that then, she has labored not easy to rebuild her existence. at present, she runs a neighborhood mobile messaging provider out of her specifically outfitted residence on Lake Henry. Fiercely self reliant, Poppy refuses to allow her actual boundaries holiday her spirit. despite the fact that, it really is her guilt over earlier errors, greater than her current incapacity, that's keeping her again from pursuing a destiny that features a husband and family members. author Griffin Hughes initially traveled to Lake Henry to enquire a countrywide information tale concerning Lily Blake, Poppy's older sister. What retains him coming again is his charm to Poppy. in spite of the fact that, an opportunity remark made to his brother, an FBI agent, offers the thread that leads the legislation to Heather. To redeem himself, Griffin is pressured to unravel the secret of Heather's previous. alongside the best way, he turns into key to releasing Poppy from her personal previous and supporting her see the chances of a richer destiny. atmosphere her tale opposed to the backdrop of a picturesque New England city through the maple syrup harvesting season, whilst the harshness of iciness yields to the candy promise of spring, and whilst the full city is interested in the race to approach the sap ahead of the thaw units in, Barbara Delinsky has written a tightly knit and compelling tale that celebrates the values of group, friendship, and the redemptive strength of affection.
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But he didn't want to find out what Poppy did or did not know in a phone call. Far better, he decided as he began pushing together the papers strewn on the coffee table, to drive on up and press his case in person. Poppy missed the interview with Randall Hughes. She didn't hear the name, didn't see the face, because she was on the phone with her sister Lily at the time. Though Lily was two years older than she, Poppy was the protective one, because Lily had a painful stutter. It had been better lately, and in general, things were looking up for Lily.
A major break in the investigation of the murder of Robert DiCenza fifteen years ago in Sacramento. DiCenza, who was twenty-five at the time, was run down as he was leaving a political fundraiser for his father, then a United States senator from that state. The car that hit him was driven by an eighteen-year-old named Lisa Matlock, whom, sources say, had threatened him earlier that evening. The FBI alleges that Lisa Matlock has been living in New Hampshire for the last fourteen years under the name Heather Malone.
I can't even stand in the shower. He understood that for twelve years she hadn't thought about those things. Now, with the interest he showed in her, she did, and she'd been taken by surprise. She needed time. So he had given her that. He had dropped by later on the pretense of just passing through town, staying no more than a few hours, and every few weeks, he sent her a postcard from wherever he was. But he hadn't called in a month. That didn't mean he had been idle. He had gone to extremes, including a few under the table, to learn everything he could about Poppy.
An Accidental Woman : A Novel by Barbara Delinsky