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From critically acclaimed author Russell Wangersky, comes a dark, psychological thriller about a man named Walt, a grocery store cleaner who collects the shopping lists people leave in the store and discard without thought. In his fifties, abandoned, he says, by his now-missing wife Mary, Walt is pursued by police detectives unsatisfied with the answers he's given about her disappearance.

Almost invisible to the people who pass him every day, the grocery lists he collects, written on everything from cancelled cheques to mortgage statements to office stationary, give him a personal hold over those who both ignore him and unwittingly disclose facets of their lives to him.

When a new cold case squad is formed in St. John's to look into Mary's disappearance, the detectives begin to realize that Walt may be involved in more than just his wife's disappearance.

Set in modern-day Newfoundland, after reading Walt, you'll be sure to never let your shopping list fall to the floor ever again.

Publisher: Toronto :, House of Anansi Press Inc
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781770894686
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Mar 16, 2017

I thought this book was getting good around page 50-60, but it didn't. The narrator's obsessive rambling isn't even a bit interesting and I keep waiting for something to "happen" as my mind wanders off the page. I can't read more than a page or two at a time, that's how bad it sucks. I'm dumping this one.

Oct 05, 2016

I'm not sure at what point this book becomes "a thriller" - I slammed it shut out of boredom and frustration after about 100 pages. Disappointing. The synopsis sounded promising.

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