Run You Down

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ISBN 9780571347780 Format Paperback
9780571347780
Paperback
Published 03/01/2019 Length 368 pages
368

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'A riveting series.' The Times
‘A strong sequel . . . Aviva emerges as a woman with the great strength to survive suffering on a biblical scale.New York Times Book Review

The second book in the Rebekah Roberts series - a taut mystery and a brilliant exploration of the demons we inherit...

Aviva Kagan was just a teenager when she left her Hasidic Jewish life in Brooklyn for a fling with a smiling college boy from Florida. A few months later she was pregnant, engaged to be married and trapped in a life she never imagined. So, shortly after the birth of her daughter she disappeared.

Twenty-three years later, the child she walked away from, NYC tabloid reporter Rebekah Roberts, wants nothing to do with her. But when a man from the ultra-Orthodox enclave of Roseville, NY contacts Rebekah about his young wife’s mysterious death, she is drawn into Aviva’s old world, and a hidden culture full of dangerous secrets and frustrations.

'Dahl is an evocative writer, never more so than when she's describing the nascent yearnings of those younger members of [the ultra-Orthodox Jewish] community — gay, vaguely feminist, simply different — who can't quite fit in, but can't quite leave.' Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air
‘The smart, twisty plot and suspenseful tone will grip mystery and thriller lovers until the final page.’ Library Journal

'A riveting series.' The Times‘A strong sequel . . . Aviva emerges as a woman with the great strength to survive suffering on a biblical scale.’ New York Times Book ReviewThe second book in the Rebekah Roberts series - a taut mystery and a brilliant exploration of the demons we inherit... Aviva Kagan was just a teenager when she left her Hasidic Jewish life in Brooklyn for a fling with a smiling college boy from Florida. A few months later she was pregnant, engaged to be married and trapped in a life she never imagined. So, shortly after the birth of her daughter she disappeared.Twenty-three years later, the child she walked away from, NYC tabloid reporter Rebekah Roberts, wants nothing to do with her. But when a man from the ultra-Orthodox enclave of Roseville, NY contacts Rebekah about his young wife’s mysterious death, she is drawn into Aviva’s old world, and a hidden culture full of dangerous secrets and frustrations.'Dahl is an evocative writer, never more so than when she's describing the nascent yearnings of those younger members of [the ultra-Orthodox Jewish] community — gay, vaguely feminist, simply different — who can't quite fit in, but can't quite leave.' Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air‘The smart, twisty plot and suspenseful tone will grip mystery and thriller lovers until the final page.’ Library Journal