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Exhibit Alexandra / Natasha Bell.

By: Bell, Natasha [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 338 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780718187040; 0718187040; 9780718187064; 0718187067; 0718187059; 9780718187057.Subject(s): Kidnapping -- Fiction | Missing persons -- Fiction | Women -- Crimes against -- Fiction | Family secrets -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories. | Thrillers (Fiction). | Psychological fiction.DDC classification: 823/.92 Summary: Alexandra Southwood lived an average, happy life with her husband, Marc, and two daughters-- until she was kidnapped, and held in a room against her will. When the police discover Alexandra's bloody belongings by the river, they turn the missing-persons case into a murder investigation, but Marc cannot accept that she is lost to him. He shifts to frantic action, embarking on his own journey through the dark maze of secrets she kept and passions he never understood. And now he's forced to confront how frighteningly little he knows about the woman he loves.
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Fiction BELL (Browse shelf) Available I2177180
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Fiction BELL (Browse shelf) Available I2188624
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'This story I have to tell is more than a collection of facts. It's more than the 'real-life' shockers you read in the papers. I have no reason to paint a better or worse picture than what really happened. I've already lost everything. I live within four walls. I've been tied up and drugged.<br> I have no hope of salvation. I have only this . . .'<br> <br> Wife and mother Alexandra Southwood is missing. Her family and the police are searching everywhere. But she knows they will never find her.<br> <br> Where is Alexandra?<br> What has happened to her?<br> And why is she so sure there's no way back?

Alexandra Southwood lived an average, happy life with her husband, Marc, and two daughters-- until she was kidnapped, and held in a room against her will. When the police discover Alexandra's bloody belongings by the river, they turn the missing-persons case into a murder investigation, but Marc cannot accept that she is lost to him. He shifts to frantic action, embarking on his own journey through the dark maze of secrets she kept and passions he never understood. And now he's forced to confront how frighteningly little he knows about the woman he loves.

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Marc and Alexandra Southwood had been married for 13 years and had two daughters when Alexandra vanished on her way to work. Police find her bicycle and lots of blood on the river path but no trace of Alexandra. Absent a body, Marc believes that she is alive, rejects police evidence to the contrary, and begins a compulsive, hopeless search for his wife. Meanwhile, from a captive location, Alexandra has nothing to do but think and worry as she is regularly fed and shown footage of Marc on the news. The flashbacks on marriage and discovered correspondence from Alexandra's fellow art student Amelia allow the narrator to provoke fascinating discussions on the meaning of life and loss, of aesthetic concerns and real issues, and on the value of art and the meaning of perception. Katherine -McEwan's reading, with British and American accents as appropriate, brings the characters to life. VERDICT A solid psychological novel; highly recommended for adult fiction/mystery collections.-Cliff Glaviano, formerly with Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., OH © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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