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Mystery Book Club - A Map of the Dark by Karen Ellis

Want to be an armchair sleuth? Join fellow mystery lovers to read books from across the genre. Copies of each selection are available at the Circulation Desk approximately one month before the meeting.

The Mystery Book Club meets the last Thursday of every month at 3:00 pm. Please note that this month's meeting will be taking place in the 1st Floor Library Room at Queset House. We welcome all new members! Subscribe to the "Mystery Book Club" e-newsletter to receive book club reminders, updates, and meeting invitations.

This month’s selection is: A Map of the Dark by Karen Ellis

Available to download on Libby as an audiobook.

“Even as her father lies dying in a hospital north of New York City, FBI Agent Elsa Myers can't ignore a call for help. A teenage girl has disappeared from Forest Hills, Queens, and during the critical first hours of the case, a series of false leads obscures the fact that she did not go willingly.

As the hours tick by, the hunt for the girl deepens into a search for a man who may have been killing for years. Elsa's carefully compartmentalized world begins to collapse around her. She can find missing people, but she knows too well how it feels to be lost.

Everything she has buried -- her fraught relationship with her sister and niece, her self-destructive past, her mother's death -- threatens to resurface, with devastating consequences. Can our most painful childhood secrets be forgotten? Or will they always find their way back into our adult lives?”

Event Location: 
Queset House, 1st Floor Library Room