Heartbroken

Heartbroken

Large Print - 2012
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"Long after anyone expected Kate to do anything with her life, she did. Using the journals left behind by her aunt and grandmother, she wrote a novel based on a very real generation-old love story that ended in tragedy. Across town, Emily is about to set fire to her life. With nowhere to go, she finds herself on the run. Without knowing each other, with lives that couldn't be more different, Kate and Emily head to the same point on the map. Owned for generations by Birdie Burke's family, idyllic Heart Island has a terrifying history of it's own" -- Cover verso.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2012
Edition: Large print edition
Description: 587 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781410451026
141045102X
Branch Call Number: LP Unge

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LadyJaneBrais
Jul 30, 2016

I never know what to expect from a Lisa Unger novel, as she weaves a unique brand of story every time she writes a novel. I am constantly surprised and delighted at where she takes me in the realm of mystery novels. Some good authors use the same formula over and over again, ad nauseum, but Lisa doesn't disappoint! This is an awesome read!

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kkelly00
Oct 19, 2014

A story of three generations of women at a remote beach house, with conflicting personalities. They rally with courage in response to threatening visitors.

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lpreston214
Dec 09, 2012

Enjoyable suspense novel. I like how Unger gets us into the characters heads. Though there is plenty of action, there?s no rush to get to it. This increases the suspense. My only complaint would be that after everything?s over her books seem to go on a little longer than needed.

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Eil_1
Sep 23, 2012

Found this book to be quite boring - a Harlequin-type book (chick read). Don't think any males would be interested. A disappointment overall.

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JackPurcell
Aug 26, 2012

I didn't see this as a mystery as most of the author's previous works - "Heartbroken" ismore of a story about a scarred and contention-weary family with more unhappiness than a family should have. I loved the characters, particularly Birdy, who is bitter and rigid in her thinking (we've all known some Birdys in our lives). Kate is amazing, real and down to earth. All in all, a great read.

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kchenguw
Aug 18, 2012

I really liked the early Lisa Unger books (like Beautiful Lies), but she seems to be moving away from mystery/suspense toward themes about family/women/motherhood. I thought this book was interesting/okay, but not as absorbing/intense/surprising as those early novels.

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bridge1
Jul 30, 2012

Dysfunctional families, ghosts, dark memories - who needs 'em.

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dcafk
Jun 30, 2012

Chick lit at its worst.

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