Lockdown: A Novel of Suspense

by King, Laurie R. (Author)

ISBN: 9780804177955

Using a premise pulled from the headlines-the very real vulnerability of students and teachers and the power of a community to come together and prevail-the bestselling author of the Mary Russell mysteries delivers a contemporary novel of psychological suspense.

The various presenters at a local school career day prepare for a day in class, not knowing that someone with a thirst for revenge is in their midst. A principal with a secret. A husband with a murky past. A cop with too many questions. A kid under pressure to prove himself. A girl struggling to escape a mother's history. A young basketball player with an affection for guns. Even the school janitor has a story he dare not reveal.

But no one at the gathering anticipates the shocking turn of events that will transform a day of possibilities into an explosive confrontation. Tense, poignant, and brilliantly paced, Laurie R. King's novel charts compelling characters on a collision course-a chain of interactions that locks together hidden lives, troubling secrets, and the bravest impulses of the human heart. Story Locale: Fictional town in California Publication History: Bantam HC (6/17)

Format: Paperback, 416 pages

Publisher: Bantam, July 2018

Product Dimensions: 8.3 L × 5.2 W × 0 H

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