Before the ruins : a novel / Victoria Gosling.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2020Edition: First editionDescription: 274 pages ; 25 cmISBN: 9781250759153; 1250759153Subject(s): Teenagers -- Fiction | Missing persons -- Fiction | Abandoned houses -- Fiction | Necklaces -- Fiction | Women alcoholics -- Fiction | Thieves -- Fiction | Secrecy -- FictionGenre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction)Summary: "A multi-layered literary debut in the tradition of Paula Hawkins and Tana French about four friends, an abandoned manor, and one fateful night that will follow them for the rest of their lives"-- Provided by publisher.
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<p> Named a Best New Book of 2021 (so far) by Real Simple <br> Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Lit Hub and Bustle <br> <br> A gripping, multilayered debut in the tradition of Tana French and Donna Tartt about four friends, an empty manor, and a night that will follow them for the rest of their lives <br> <br> It's the summer of 1996 and school's out forever for Andy, her boyfriend Marcus, her best friend Peter, and Em. When Andy's alcoholic mother predicts the apocalypse, the four teenagers decide to see out the end of the world at a deserted manor house, the site of a historic unsolved mystery. There they meet David--charming and unreliable, he seems to have appeared out of nowhere.<br> <br> David presents an irresistible lure for both Andy and Peter and complicates the dynamics of their lifelong friendship. When the group learns that a diamond necklace, stolen fifty years ago, might still be somewhere on the manor grounds, the Game--half treasure hunt, half friendly deception--begins. But the Game becomes much bigger than the necklace, growing to encompass years of secrets, lies, and, ultimately, one terrible betrayal.<br> <br> Meticulously plotted and gorgeously written, Before the Ruins is a page-turner of the highest order about the sealed-off places in our pasts and the parts of ourselves waiting to be retrieved from them.</p>
"A multi-layered literary debut in the tradition of Paula Hawkins and Tana French about four friends, an abandoned manor, and one fateful night that will follow them for the rest of their lives"-- Provided by publisher.