A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery

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Security for any one of us lies in greater abundance for all of us. For many years, this was the core of Joanne's political beliefs, but for a number of reasons, she has drifted away from it. But soon after she retires from her university teaching post, Joanne is forced to experience its truth. Two groups, developers with a vision for a revitalised neighbourhood on one side, protestors who fear gentrification will further marginalize their community on the other, are close to war and Joanne and Zack have loved ones on both sides. One night their house is blown up, and that is only the first of several terrible incidents that force Joanne to consider what it means to live in a world where she can count on nothing.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : McClelland & Stewart, 2013. ©2012
ISBN: 9780771016745
Branch Call Number: Suspense F Bow


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Aug 17, 2018

I barely finished the book. It was boring and had characters that were not believable, and not genuine. For example, a pregnant widow very much in love with the deceased, was very efficiently able to run his business right after he was murdered. It's not how it works in life. Don't recommend it!

Bowen has hit her stride in later books and this is a good example of fast paced Canadian murder mystery. The protagonist is more confident [as is the author in describing her talents and angst] Nice mix of old history from previous novels and well developed plot with satisfying ending

(Staff) Elaine Bird Jun 25, 2012

Another addition to the Joanne Kilbourn mystery series. And its a good one. Packed with action and all the characters you want to know about. Life is never easy for Joanne but she carries on regardless. Good Canadian mystery.


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