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The Resource House on Fire, Bonnie Kistler, (electronic resource)

House on Fire, Bonnie Kistler, (electronic resource)

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House on Fire
Title
House on Fire
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Bonnie Kistler
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eng
Summary
In the bestselling tradition of Jodi Picoult and Celeste Ng, a tightly wound and suspenseful novel about a blended family in crisis after a drunk driving accident leaves the daughter of one parent dead—and the son of the other parent charged with manslaughter. Divorce lawyer Leigh Huyett knows all too well that most second marriages are doomed to fail. But five years in, she and Pete Conley have a perfectly blended family of her children and his. To celebrate their anniversary, they grab some precious moments of alone time and leave Pete's son Kip, a high school senior, in charge of Leigh's fourteen-year-old daughter Chrissy at their home. Driving back on a rainy Friday night, their cell phones start ringing. After a raucous party celebrating his college acceptance to Duke and his upcoming birthday, Kip was arrested for drunk driving after his truck crashed into a tree. And he wasn't alone—Chrissy was with him. Twelve hours later, Chrissy is dead and Kip is charged with manslaughter. Kip has always been a notorious troublemaker, but he's also a star student with a dazzling future ahead of him. At first, Leigh does her best to rally behind Pete and help Kip through his ordeal. Until he changes his story, and claims that he wasn't driving after all—Chrissy was, and he swears there is a witness. Leigh is stunned that he would lie about such a thing, while Pete clutches onto the story as the last, best hope to save his son, throwing his energy and money into finding this elusive witness. As they hurtle toward Kip's trial date, husband and wife are torn between loyalty to their children and to each other, while the mystery of what really happened that night intensifies. This richly conceived and tightly plotted exploration of family and tragedy will have you racing toward its shocking and thought-provoking conclusion
Summary
Believing in the strength of their blended family, a couple are horrified when the son of one is charged in the drunk-driving death of the other's daughter, triggering a manslaughter trial that is rocked by conflicting accounts
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BT
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Kistler, Bonnie
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fiction
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dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Thriller
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adult
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House on Fire, Bonnie Kistler, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781501198700
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eed2469c-bccf-4476-8a12-e3424291d116
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
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Label
House on Fire, Bonnie Kistler, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501198700
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
eed2469c-bccf-4476-8a12-e3424291d116
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • OverDrive Read

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