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The perfect girl / Gilly MacMillan.

By: MacMillan, Gilly [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Thorndike Press large print.Edition: Large print edition.Description: 575 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781410494405; 1410494403.Subject(s): Mothers -- Death -- Fiction | Gifted persons -- Fiction | Mothers and daughters -- Fiction | Traffic accidents -- Fiction | Family secrets -- Fiction | Women musicians -- Fiction | Female juvenile delinquents -- FictionGenre/Form: Large type books. | Psychological fiction.DDC classification: 823/.92 Other classification: FIC025000 Summary: Zoe Maisey is a seventeen-year-old musical prodigy with a genius IQ. Three years ago, she was involved in a tragic incident that left three classmates deads. She served her time and now her mother, Maria, has resolved to keep that devastating fact tucked far away from their new beginning, hiding the past even from her new husband and demanding that Zoe do the same. Tonight Zoe is giving a recital that Maria has been planning for months. It needs to be the performance of Zoe's life. But instead, by the end of the evening, Maria is dead. In the aftermath, everyone -- the police, family, Zoe's former solicitor, and Zoe herself -- tries to piece together what happened.
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A New York Times Bestselling AuthorZoe Maisey is a seventeen-year-old musical prodigy with a genius IQ. Three years ago, after a tragic incident that left three classmates dead, Zoe served time. Her mother, Maria, is resolved to keep that devastating fact tucked far away. Then Zoe gives a recital that Maria has planned for months. And by the end of the evening, Maria is dead.

Zoe Maisey is a seventeen-year-old musical prodigy with a genius IQ. Three years ago, she was involved in a tragic incident that left three classmates deads. She served her time and now her mother, Maria, has resolved to keep that devastating fact tucked far away from their new beginning, hiding the past even from her new husband and demanding that Zoe do the same. Tonight Zoe is giving a recital that Maria has been planning for months. It needs to be the performance of Zoe's life. But instead, by the end of the evening, Maria is dead. In the aftermath, everyone -- the police, family, Zoe's former solicitor, and Zoe herself -- tries to piece together what happened.

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You cannot escape your past-such is the message that weaves throughout Macmillan's new (What She Knew) novel. Three years ago, Zoe, a 17-year-old musical prodigy, drove drunk and accidentally killed three schoolmates. After serving her time, she and her mother, Maria, just want to move on and forget the past. It seems as if their plan is working: Maria is remarried to a wonderful, rich man; they have a new baby; and Zoe and her stepbrother are about to give a musical recital. This concert is Zoe's chance for redemption, yet by the end of the evening, Maria is dead. The narrative occurs over a 24-hour period, with occasional flashbacks to Zoe's past legal troubles. Unfortunately, relating the story through the perspective of three persons-Zoe, her aunt Tessa, and her lawyer Sam-only serves to confuse. The characters are also flatly developed, offering little chance for readers to be empathetic. Verdict Despite flaws, this is still a compelling read for fans of psychological suspense. [See Prepub Alert, 3/14/16.]-Marianne Fitzgerald, Severna Park H.S., MD © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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