The Undoing

The Undoing

A Novel

Paperback - 2016
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On a bitter January evening, three people are found murdered in the isolated Blackbird hotel. 

Best friends since childhood, Eric, Rory and Celia have always been inseparable. Together they've coped with broken homes and damaged families, clinging to each other as they've navigated their tenuous lives. Their bond is potent and passionate--and its intensity can be volatile. 

When the trio decides to follow Celia's dream of buying and renovating the Blackbird, a dilapidated hotel that sits on the perilous cliffs of Jawbone Ridge, new jealousies arise and long-held suspicions start to unravel their relationship. Soon they find themselves pushed to the breaking point, where trust becomes doubt, longing becomes obsession, and someone will commit the ultimate betrayal. 

An unflinching story of ambition, desire and envy, The Undoing traces the events leading to that fateful night, revealing the intimate connections, dark secrets and terrible lies that wove them together--and tore them apart.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario, Canada :, MIRA Books,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780778317395
Branch Call Number: FIC DEA
Characteristics: 272 pages ; 21 cm


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Aug 03, 2017

I enjoyed this book. It's not quite what you'd picture from the summary or dustjacket, but it
's intriguing and pulls you in from the beginning.

jesking Mar 21, 2016

DANG Averil Dean is a fantastic writer! At the beginning of this book, it felt a little like Flowers in the Attic. But them WHAM! Before you even realize she's done it, Dean brings up issues of girlhood, sex and mental illness! It's a dark story - not something I'll ever re-read, but based on this novel, I'm certainly going to look up Dean's other books. EXCELLENT WRITER!

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