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  • Saint X, Alexis Schaitkin
    Celadon Books, 9781250219596, February 18, 2020 (Fiction)

    “On a winter break vacation with her family, Alison, an 18-year-old college freshman, goes missing – only to turn up dead several days later. The mystery is never solved, and the family attempts to go on with their lives. Years later, Claire, Alison’s younger sister, is living in New York City when a chance encounter draws her back into that fatal vacation. Desperate to find the truth, Claire obsessively stalks a man once connected with her sister’s death. A combination murder mystery/coming of age story, Saint X is filled with twists, turns, and foreshadowing.”

    Cary Shapiro, Plot Twist Bookstore (Ankeny, IA)

    “Saint X, an exotic Island, is this year's vacation destination of the Thomases, their 18-year-old daughter Alison, and her seven-year-old sister Claire—a much-needed escape from their frenetic New York life style. Amid the white sands and the alluring Caribbean Sea, the day before their scheduled return home, Alison goes missing. Life for the Thomas family becomes a devastating frontpage headline when Alison's body is found and foul play is suspected. The psychological fallout as the family grapples with the possibility that Alison was murdered becomes a Petri Dish of obsessions for her parents, her sister Claire and for me as I read this novel from beginning to end in one sitting.”

    Pat Rutledge, A Book for All Seasons (Leavenworth, WA)


    “A life is lost in a tropical vacation setting, the ripples of which affect many for many years to come. In the hope of finding answers to the unanswerable some are lost, and some find their way—with twists and turns along the journey.”

    Nadine Melahn, CoffeeTree Books (Morehead, KY)

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