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The Resource You don't want to know, Lisa Jackson

You don't want to know, Lisa Jackson

Label
You don't want to know
Title
You don't want to know
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Jackson
Title variation
You do not want to know
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After spending the past two years in and out of Seattle mental institutions, unable to remember the details of her son's disappearance, Ava returns home and, secretly visiting a hypnotist, discovers that her son may still be alive
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Review
  • Just because you’re paranoid, as the saying goes, it doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you. In Ava Church Garrison’s case, “they” could be everyone she’s related to and just about everyone she’s ever met, most of whom seem to live with her in the sprawling, Addams Family–style mansion she inherited. In the two years since Ava’s son, Noah, disappeared, she’s been plagued with hallucinations, seeing him outside and hearing his cries coming from his shuttered nursery. Recently released from a mental hospital and fed a daily dose of psychotropic drugs, Ava still manages to cling to the belief that Noah is alive, but quickly comes to realize that what she sees and hears ain’t necessarily so. With a philandering husband eager to send her back to the psych ward and a vindictive, wheelchair-bound cousin who blames her for her injuries, Ava doesn’t lack for enemies. Best-selling and prolific Jackson deftly throws in an escaped serial killer and the recent murders of Ava’s psychiatrist and hypnotist to ensure that her creepily gothic thriller teems with sinister possibilities. -- Haggas, Carol (Reviewed 07-01-2012) (Booklist, vol 108, number 21)
  • This chilling stand-alone suspense thriller from bestseller Jackson (Without Mercy) brings every parent’s biggest fear to life—the disappearance of one’s child. Nightmare-plagued Ava Garrison still can’t remember the details of the night her two-year-old son, Noah, went missing from her Washington State island home two years ago, but her memory is starting to return now that she’s stopped taking the medications she believes contribute to her nightmares. To add to her woes, Ava suspects her shifty husband, Wyatt, is cheating on her with her therapist. Even worse, Ava must prove her innocence after she becomes a prime suspect in a string of brutal murders. Fortunately, she can turn for help to rugged stable hand Austin Dern, who rescues her after she takes a plunge off the dock from which Noah may have fallen the night he disappeared. Multiple red herrings and a host of sinister characters help keep the pages turning until the explosive conclusion. Agent: Robin Rue, Writers House. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed June 11, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 24, p)
  • (The following is a combined review for YOU DON&#39 and T WANT TO KNOW)New York Times' bestselling author Jackson puts her touch on this dark thriller and tale of forbidden romance. Ava Church Garrison has it all. She's beautiful, a near-genius and wealthy. Married to a handsome attorney and living in her family's ancestral home on a small island off the coast of Washington, her future couldn't be brighter, except for one small problem. It appears to everyone, including Ava, that she's lost her mind. It all started when she lost her child. Two-year-old Noah wandered out of the house, and authorities believe he fell into the icy water and drowned. But Ava won't accept this. She keeps searching for Noah, her searches prompted by sounds and visions she can't control. No matter what she does, Ava keeps hearing Noah call for help and sees him toddling off toward the dock. To add to Ava's issues, she has her loony-bin-worthy family living with her. Her cousin, Jewel-Anne, wheelchair-bound following an accident that killed Ava's only brother, and the rest of her family treat her like she's a basket case. Even her best friend (who's Jewel-Anne's nurse) and the household help are creepy. In fact, everyone in the book qualifies as a character out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Plus, there's also the little problem of the escaped madman, who may or may not still be hiding on the island, and Ava's therapist, a woman she fears has grown too close to Ava's husband, Wyatt. Soon, the landscape is littered with bodies, and Ava is rapidly finding herself the target of a police investigation. With only the help of a newly hired hand on the estate, she tries to prove she's not crazy and find her son in the bargain. Jackson's book is crammed with suspects and a palpable air of creepiness, but readers will spot a number of inconsistencies in the story and ultimately grow weary of the way she draws out the action with unnecessary dialogue and details. Melodramatic and filled with a lot of pointless meanderings, but Jackson's many fans will still enjoy it.(Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2012)
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10130062
Cataloging source
UPZ
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Jackson, Lisa
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3560.A223
LC item number
Y68 2012
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Missing children
  • Memory disorders
  • Serial murderers
  • Washington (State)
Label
You don't want to know, Lisa Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
472 p.
Isbn
9780758258571
System control number
(OCoLC)798711677
Label
You don't want to know, Lisa Jackson
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
472 p.
Isbn
9780758258571
System control number
(OCoLC)798711677

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