A DESPERATE SILENCE.

Lovett, Sarah.

ISBN 10: 0679435611 / ISBN 13: 9780679435617
Published by New York: Villard, 1998. dj, 1998
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Author's third mystery, set in New Mexico and the Mexican border town of Juarez. Hillerman praised her writing as having 'real characters, tense suspense, and best of all, literate writing.' SIGNED on the title page. 306 pp. Fine in a fine dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 62016

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Title: A DESPERATE SILENCE.

Publisher: New York: Villard, 1998. dj

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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"She doesn't have a name. She's got the clothes on her back, a coloring book, a necklace, and a stick of bubble gum. She's ex parte. She's not talking. That's why they want you." With these words, Dr. Sylvia Strange--the tough forensic psychiatrist in Sarah Lovett's critically acclaimed novels Dangerous Attachments and Acquired Motives--is drawn into the world of a ten-year-old child too scared to speak. In A Desperate Si-lence, Dr. Strange must uncover this little girl's secrets or else the knowledge she possesses just might die with her.

What has this fragile child witnessed that makes her so dangerous? Dr. Strange soon learns that the girl's tattered history reaches across the border to the drug lords of Mexico and across town to a killer on death row. The deeper she delves into the mute child's psyche, the more Dr. Strange realizes just how frighteningly vulnerable her patient is and how vital the bond between them has become. A second attempt on the young girl's life by a sadistic madman pushes Dr. Strange into overdrive, struggling to put the pieces of this terrifying puzzle together before it is too late.

With roller-coaster suspense, a tightly woven plot, the eerie texture of the American South-west, and a heroine as sexy as she is intellectually provocative, Sarah Lovett's A Desperate Silence cements her reputation among the best suspense writers at work today.

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Praise for Dangerous Attachments

"For mystery readers who yearn for clever plots, real characters, tense suspense and, best of all, literate writing, here comes Sarah Lovett's Dangerous Attachments with all of the above."
--Tony Hillerman

"Dangerous Attachments has a febrile, edgy quality, evoking at times an elemental fear."
--Linda Davies, Harper's Bazaar

Praise for Acquired Motives

"The plot is as taut as the heroine's nerves."
--Los Angeles Times

"A compelling story of obsession and madness."
--Chicago Tribune

"Lovett offers an exceptional plot, unusual characters, gripping suspense, and vivid forensic details in this offbeat but satisfying story . . . a potent novel."
--Booklist

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