FICTION

House of Glass

Mira: Harlequin. Mar. 2014. 304p. ISBN 9780778314783. pap. $14.95; ebk. ISBN 9781460327067. F
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Some of us look on our past fondly, while others would just as soon forget that they had a past and live only in the present. Jen Glass falls into this latter category, having driven with her sister Tanya to their hometown to make sure their past, i.e., their estranged father Sid, was really dead. Jen's life is pretty good now. Married to a nice guy, with two kids, they live in the suburbs of Minneapolis. Sure, Ted has been laid off and her 15-year-old daughter is doing typical teenage girl things, but, all in all, Jen is lucky. One evening, though, this great life comes to a screeching halt as two men force their way into the Glasses' home and take them hostage.
VERDICT Littlefield (Garden of Stones; A Bad Day for Sorry) has written quite the page-turner that keeps readers guessing. How will the family survive? Did Ted set this up? Is it one of Sid's old pals coming to exact justice from Jen? Those who like thrillers with satisfying conclusions should find this an engaging read.

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