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The Only Child

The Only Child (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Seo, Mi-Ae

An eerie and absorbing novel following a criminal psychologist who has discovered shocking and possibly dangerous connections between a serial killer and her stepdaughter Criminal psychologist Seonkyeong receives an unexpected call one day. Yi Byeongdo, a serial killer whose grue...some murders shook the world, wants to be interviewed. Yi Byeongdo, who has refused to speak to anyone until now, asks specifically for her. Seonkyeong agrees out of curiosity. That same day Hayeong, her husband's eleven-year-old daughter from a previous marriage, shows up at their door after her grandparents, with whom she lived after her mother passed away, die in a sudden fire. Seonkyeong wants her to feel at home, but is gradually unnerved as the young girl says very little and acts strangely. At work and at home, Seonkyeong starts to unravel the pasts of the two new arrivals in her life and begins to see startling similarities. Hayeong looks at her the same way Yi Byeongdo does when he recounts the abuse he experienced as a child; Hayeong's serene expression masks a temper that she can't control. Plus, the story she tells about her grandparents' death, and her mother's before that, deeply troubles Seonkyeong. So much so that Yi Byeongdo picks up on it and starts giving her advice. Written with exquisite precision and persistent creepiness, The Only Child is psychological suspense at its very best.
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ISBN 9780062997289
Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
Publisher Ecco Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780062997289
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Ecco Press
Imprint Ecco Press
Released 11 Feb 2020
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Seo, Mi-Ae
Category Modern Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 895.735
Weight 272g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade

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