The Mysteries

The Mysteries

Book - 2005
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From award-winning author Lisa Tuttle comes a riveting novel that combines the contemporary story of one man's search for a missing young woman with history's most enduring legends of the disappeared. Gripping and unforgettable, here is a spellbinding mix of the mysteries that inhabit our everyday lives-and a mind-bending exploration of what happens when someone vanishes without a trace.

Ever since his father disappeared when he was nine years old, Ian Kennedy has had a penchant for stories about missing people-and a knack for finding them. Now he's a private investigator with an impressive track record. But when a woman enters his London office and asks him to find her lost daughter, Ian faces a case he fears he cannot solve-and one he knows he must.

Laura Lensky's stunning twenty-one-year-old daughter, Peri, has been missing for over two years-a lifetime, under the circumstances. But when Ian learns the details of her disappearance, he discovers eerie parallels to an obscure Celtic myth-and to the haunting case that launched his career, an early success he's never fully been able to explain. Though Ian suspects Peri may have chosen to vanish, his curiosity leads him to take on the search. Soon he finds himself drawing not only from the mysteries that have preoccupied his adulthood, but from the fables and folklore that pervaded his youth. What follows is a journey that takes Ian and those who care for Peri into the Highlands of Scotland, as the unknowns of the past and present merge in the case-and in their lives.
Rich in pathos and steeped in secrets, The Mysteries opens a thought-provoking door from one world into the heart of another, where some of our most perplexing enigmas-and their answers-are startlingly alive.

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2005
ISBN: 9780553587340
Branch Call Number: Mystery
Characteristics: 321 p. ; 24 cm


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Mar 24, 2014

Why was this book in the Mystery section? Despite the title, it is not a mystery novel. It is general fiction, with a twist of fantasy. Since I was expecting a mystery novel, I was very disappointed. As general fiction, it's actually not bad. But I was a frustrated mystery reader.

Sep 18, 2010

Well, that was different. A smart author, I guess I just didn't personally like our hero or his friends (I have the same problem with those Stieg Larsson books) (not that the writing is similar). From the jacket, it's hard to tell, I thought it might be a horror novel, but it wasn't (good). This book reminds me of 'Ysabel'.


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