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Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore: A Novel - Matthew J. Sullivan
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore: A Novel
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When a bookshop patron commits suicide, it’s his favorite store clerk who must unravel the puzzle he left behind in this fiendishly clever debut novel from an award-winning short story writer.Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore, she keeps a... show more
When a bookshop patron commits suicide, it’s his favorite store clerk who must unravel the puzzle he left behind in this fiendishly clever debut novel from an award-winning short story writer.Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved books, eccentric colleagues, and
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781501116841 (1501116843)
ASIN: 1501116843
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.5 Needs better relationships
Minor nitpick: How is this bookshop staying open? The current economic climate has booksellers internationally at quite tight margins!This story features suicide by hanging.Lydia Smith used to have a different name but she achieved notoriety as the survivor of a serial killer attack (Nora Roberts ha...
Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it
3.0 Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
Joey, a Book Frog, kills himself in the upper floors of the bookstore and when he is found, it is while going through his items left to her, that she starts to remember her own past and the "Hammerman." This was two stories at the same time and constant jumping back and forth between the two. Thi...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
4.0 Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore / Matthew Sullivan
When a bookshop patron commits suicide, his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he left behind. Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved books, eccentric colleagues, and the BookFrog...
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it
2.5 Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore - average
An intricate story of many people all connected through a bookstore and/or their pasts. Lydia has changed her last name and moved back to the city of her childhood, deciding to start over and having somewhat unrealistic ideas that nobody will uncover her secret (including the man she lives with.) Th...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
4.0 Eventually your past will catch up with you
I had hoped to keep up the momentum and actually post a new review every single day leading up to New Year's but I got super busy with mom in town and...ah well. :-) I thought I made notes about every single book that I've read this year and then it's time to review Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bo...
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