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Lady Banks Pick of the Week

Before She Was Helen Before She Was Helen by Caroline B. Cooney
Poisoned Pen Press, May, 2020

"If you read Caroline B Cooney back in the day like I did, you will love this new one. No one is who they seem to be. Cooney keeps you on the edge of your seat as the narrative flashes between the main character and her past, describing how she evades an old stalker to reclaim her life. Cooney reminds the fans why she's been a huge name in thriller fiction for decades."
~ Andrea Richardson, Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA

A new mystery from international bestselling author Caroline B. Cooney! She thought fifty years was long enough to escape her past. She was wrong.

Clementine Lakefield leads a simple life in her retirement community in Sun City, South Carolina. She plays cards, substitute teaches, and has learned to text with her niece and nephew; but Clemmie is not who she says she is. Behind her carefree facade, she is hiding a lifetime of secrets.

When Clemmie's curmudgeonly neighbor goes missing, Clemmie suddenly finds herself thrust into the spotlight at the center of a dangerous conspiracy.

From international bestselling author Caroline B. Cooney comes Before She Was Helen, an absorbing mystery that explores the danger of confronting your own past life.