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Cloudland | Joseph Olshan
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A stunning literary thriller set in rural Vermont from the much praised author of Nightswimmer and Clara's Heart Once a major reporter for a national newspaper, Catherine Winslow has retreated to the Upper Valley of Vermont to write a household hints column. While out walking during an early spring thaw, Catherine discovers the body of a woman leaning against an apple tree near her house. From the corpse's pink parka, Winslow recognizes her as the latest victim of a serial killer, a woman reported missing weeks before during a blizzard. When her neighbor, a forensic psychiatrist, is pulled into the investigation, Catherine begins to discover some unexpected connections to the serial murders. One is that the murders might be based on a rare unfinished Wilkie Collins novel that is missing from her personal library. The other is her much younger lover from her failed affair has unexpectedly resurfaced and is trying to maneuver his way back into her affections. Elegant, haunting and profoundly gripping, Cloudland is an ingenious psychological trap baited with murder, deception and the intricacies of desire.
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Cloudland | Joseph Olshan
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It‘s really hard to capture the colors of my neighborhood today but here are a few photos. I‘m escaping from the world today into this book. The characters are people I like, eccentric with a dry wit. It takes place in Vermont and I appreciate how familiar the author is with the state. I‘m completely absorbed. Reggie, the photos are for you. 💕

AmyG Beautiful. We went “leaf peeping” today in CO. The trees mostly turn gold. Nothing as beautiful as VT. 2y
valeriegeary Oh beautiful! 2y
wanderinglynn Beautiful 🍁 2y
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Jas16 Wow! So gorgeous. 2y
802Librarian We have good color down here, too 🍁 2y
LeahBergen Lucky you! 😍 2y
Reggie ❤️Thanks, Sue!!! They‘re so pretty!!! 2y
Leftcoastzen How beautiful! 2y
Cathythoughts Gorgeous! I loved this book too 👍🏻❤️ 2y
Tanisha_A 😍 2y
Suet624 @AmyG I can't say this is my favorite time of year, because I actually get a bit melancholy as I know winter is coming. However, the beauty of the trees often takes my breath away. I hope you enjoy your beautiful golden trees. 2y
Suet624 I thought of you yesterday when I posted this. I was wondering if you might like this book. The author clearly knows about your neck of the woods. @NHLibrarian (edited) 2y
Suet624 @LeahBergen Definitely feel grateful to be in the midst of such beauty. Leah, do you ever come up here? 2y
Suet624 @Reggie Ready to come for a visit yet? 2y
BarbaraBB Oh Sue this is so beautiful! It‘s still on my bucketlist! The book sounds good too! 🍂 2y
Suet624 @BarbaraBB It's pretty early for our leaves to change. Usually it happens around October 7th. So if you ever want to see them in person, try to come then. I hope you can make it here sometime. It would be so fun to see you!!! 2y
BarbaraBB I‘d love to. And I‘ll remember that date. ❤️ 2y
kspenmoll Gorgeous!!!! 2y
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Such a good book. A thriller set in Vermont ... lovely writing , and an interesting look at the relationships of the characters.

Cathythoughts Anyone who has read this ..... , What was Catherine thinking letting Mathew anywhere near her ? 3y
Suet624 Vermont? I love reading stories that take place in my state. (edited) 3y
batsy Such an interesting premise! I see Vermont and Wilkie Collins and I'm intrigued 🙂 3y
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Cathythoughts @Suet624 I‘ve never been to your state , but it sounds lovely, beautiful descriptions of nature here. 3y
Cathythoughts @batsy oh it‘s a good thriller , I think you‘d like it 👍🏻❤️ 3y
CarolynM Sounds good. 3y
Cathythoughts @CarolynM It is that ! 3y
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I started Cloudland by Joseph Olshan last night , set in northern rural Vermont , it‘s April & the snow is melting & another victim of this serial killer has been found .. literary thriller , beautiful setting , beautiful writing 👌🏻

Also 2 other books ☝🏻 that I would like to try...

Good luck with the reading All 👍🏻❤️

Cinfhen Ohhh, sounds good Cathy 💚 3y
rockpools Cloudland sounds good! And I love your picture 🌸 3y
TrishB They all look great 👍🏻 3y
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squirrelbrain I agree - Cloudland sounds great! Have a good week! 3y
Cuilin Stacked Cloudland. Sounds good. Hope you‘re well. 3y
Cathythoughts @TrishB yes! Real Life dosnt come out here till August ... but nearly finished tagged one 👍🏻 so good 3y
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @RachelO @squirrelbrain Cloudland 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Cathythoughts @Cuilin I hope you will like it whenever you may get to it. Thanks, I‘m well. I hope you are too 3y
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Had to share this photo. I just went outside and saw a nice sunset and when I looked at the pic, saw this...

kspenmoll Gorgeous! 5y
Dragon Lovely! 🐉 5y
emilyhaldi 🙌🏻 5y
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#libraryhaul I don't know which one to read first!

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