Burntown: A Novel

Burntown: A Novel Author Jennifer McMahon
ISBN-10 0385541368
ISBN-13 9780385541367
Year 2017-04-25
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Doubleday
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Winter People Ashford Vermont might look like your typical sleepy New England college town but to the shadowy residents who live among the remains of its abandoned mills and factories its known as Burntown Eva Sandeski known as Necco on the street has been a part of this underworld for years ever since the night her father Miles drowned in a flood that left her and her mother Lily homeless A respected professor Miles was also an inventor of fantastic machines including one so secret that the plans were said to have been stolen from Thomas Edisons workshop According to Lily its this machine that got Miles murdered Necco has always written off this claim as the fevered imaginings of a woman consumed by grief But when Lily dies under mysterious circumstances and Neccos boyfriend is murdered shes convinced her mother was telling the truth Now on the run from the man called Snake Eyes Necco must rely on other Burntown outsiders to survive There are the fire eaters mystical women living off the grid in a campsite on the rivers edge practicing a kind of soothsaying inspired by powerful herbs called the devils snuff theres Theo a high school senior who is scrambling to repay the money she owes a dangerous man and then theres Pru the cafeteria lady with a secret life As the lives of these misfits intersect and as the killer from the Sandeski familys past draws ever closer a story of edge of your seat suspense begins to unfurl with classic Jennifer McMahon twists and surprises

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