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Off the deep end : a thriller / Lucinda Berry.

Berry, Lucinda, (author.).


"Therapist turned stay-at-home mom Jules Hart's idyllic suburban life shatters when she crashes her car into an icy lake. Her son and another teenage boy plunge into the water with her, but Jules can only manage to save one--the wrong one. Reeling from the death of her son, Jules spirals into a violent and unstable mental state. Ten months after the accident, she's still trying to reckon with the fact that she rescued Isaac Greer, another woman's child, when Isaac suddenly vanishes. Jules finds herself at the center of a massive police investigation. While she harbors her own dangerous secrets, Jules is adamant that she didn't take Isaac. But then who did? Is Isaac the victim of a dangerous killer who's been targeting boys in the Midwest? Or is someone else pulling the strings in this deadly game?"-- Provided by publisher

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  • ISBN: 9781662506208 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1662506201 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 258 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Seattle : Thomas & Mercer, [2023]
Subject: Missing persons > Fiction.
Sons > Death > Fiction.
Traffic accidents > Fiction.
Mothers and sons > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.

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  • 1 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Covington Branch BERRY L (Text) 33126022635092 New Adult Fiction Available -

  • Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2022 December

    An accident that devastates one family leads to a kidnapping investigation in another in Berry's (Under Her Care) novel. The points of view shift between former marriage counselor Jules, who lost her son, Gabe, in a car accident while she was driving, and Amber, whose son, Isaac, survived the accident. The story begins when Isaac goes missing 10 months later. Jules is being interviewed by an FBI forensic psychologist while FBI agents also suspect a serial killer who has kidnapped and murdered two other teenage boys in the region. Jules unravels her story of the special connection that she shares with Isaac. Amber's family is under a microscope while the FBI searches for Isaac, placing a strain on her marriage and their daughter. Amber is convinced that Jules has some involvement while her shocked husband is expecting to hear their son is the third victim of the serial killer. Amber's story tells of Isaac's struggles following the accident, including the bullying and depression that lead him to believe he should have been the one who died. As the authorities work to solve the case, Amber and Jules come to their own realizations, leading to an unexpected ending. VERDICT This is a well-done mystery with a plausible yet surprising ending.—Linda Gray

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