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Invisible Boy

by Cornelia Read

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Invisible Boy by Cornelia Read
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  • Published Mar 2010
    432 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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The smart-mouthed but sensitive runaway socialite Madeline Dare is shocked when she discovers the skeleton of a brutalized three-year-old boy in her own weed-ridden family cemetery outside Manhattan. Determined to see that justice is served, she finds herself examining her own troubled personal history, and the sometimes hidden, sometimes all-too-public class and racial warfare that penetrates every level of society in the savage streets of New York City during the early 1990s.

Madeline is aided in her efforts by a colorful assemblage of friends, relatives, and new acquaintances, each one representing a separate strand of the patchwork mosaic city politicians like to brag about. The result is an unforgettable narrative that relates the causes and consequences of a vicious crime to the wider relationships that connect and divide us all.

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"Starred Review. Equal parts toughness and vulnerability, Madeline is always a bracing heroine." - Publishers Weekly

"As in previous entries, Shamus Award–winner Read offers a steady dose of suspense and plenty of clever commentary on the caprices of the upper crust." - Booklist

"Cornelia Read's darkest, most passionate, and most poignant book yet." - Tana French, New York Times Bestselling Author

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Cornelia Read

Cornelia Read grew up in New York, California, and Hawaii. She is a reformed debutante who currently lives in Berkeley. To learn more about the author, you can visit her website at www.corneliaread.com

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