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Coming Back

by Marcia Muller

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Coming Back by Marcia Muller
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2010
    304 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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In Locked In, San Francisco private eye Sharon McCone was shot in the head and suffered from locked-in syndrome: almost total paralysis but with an alert, conscious mind. Now, as Sharon struggles to regain control over her body, she wants everything to go back to normal, but realizes that it may not be possible to return to her old life.

Meanwhile, Sharon's relationships are suffering. Her husband is impatient with her refusal to accept help and some of her colleagues doubt her abilities after the accident. But when Sharon's friend from physical therapy goes missing, she must call upon those closest to her to find out the truth behind the disappearance. The investigation soon points to issues of national security and proves to be the most dangerous and critical case yet for Sharon and her colleagues.

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"Each chapter neatly dovetails with the next and each supporting character plays a key small role as the action builds to a gripping conclusion." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. What sets this novel far above the standard is Muller’s sensitive and poignant description of McCone’s struggles to regain her abilities—once again to be the brave and self-sufficient woman her husband Hy Ripinsky fell in love with." - Library Journal

"Glib and heavy-handed." - Kirkus Reviews

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Marcia Muller Author Biography

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A native of the Detroit area, Marcia Muller grew up in a house full of books and self-published three copies of her first novel at age twelve, a tale about her dog complete with primitive illustrations. The "reviews" were generally positive.

Muller earned her master’s degree in journalism after a creative writing instructor told her she would never be a writer because she had nothing to say. In the early 1970s, having moved to California, Muller found herself unemployable and began experimenting with mystery novels, because they were what she liked to read. After three manuscripts and five years of rejection, Edwin of the Iron Shoes, the first novel featuring San Francisco private investigator Sharon McCone, was published by David McKay Company, who then cancelled their mystery list...

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