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North of Boston - Elisabeth Elo
North of Boston
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Dennis Lehane meets Smilla’s Sense of Snow: a big discovery in the world of female suspense, about an edgy young woman with the rare ability to withstand extreme conditions Elisabeth Elo’s debut novel introduces Pirio Kasparov, a Boston-bred tough-talking girl with an acerbic wit and a moral... show more
Dennis Lehane meets Smilla’s Sense of Snow: a big discovery in the world of female suspense, about an edgy young woman with the rare ability to withstand extreme conditions Elisabeth Elo’s debut novel introduces Pirio Kasparov, a Boston-bred tough-talking girl with an acerbic wit and a moral compass that points due north. When the fishing boat Pirio is on is rammed by a freighter, she finds herself abandoned in the North Atlantic. Somehow, she survives nearly four hours in the water before being rescued by the Coast Guard. But the boat’s owner and her professional fisherman friend, Ned, is not so lucky. Compelled to look after Noah, the son of the late Ned and her alcoholic prep school friend, Thomasina, Pirio can’t shake the lurking suspicion that the boat’s sinking—and Ned’s death—was no accident. It’s a suspicion seconded by her deeply cynical, autocratic Russian father, who tells her that nothing is ever what it seems. Then the navy reaches out to her to participate in research on human survival in dangerously cold temperatures. With the help of a curious journalist named Russell Parnell, Pirio begins unraveling a lethal plot involving the glacial whaling grounds off Baffin Island. In a narrow inlet in the arctic tundra, Pirio confronts her ultimate challenge: to trust herself.  A gripping literary thriller, North of Boston combines the atmospheric chills of Jussi Adler-Olsen with the gritty mystery of Laura Lippman. And Pirio Kasparov is a gutsy, compellingly damaged heroine with many adventures ahead.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670015658 (0670015652)
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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jbarrett5 book reviews, etc
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4.0 North of Boston
North of Boston by Elizabeth ElloPerio is left to drown-a survivor while out in the ocean on a lobster boat.Ned is not found. Noah is the child left behind. Others think the boat was hid purposely.She gathers clues, that lead her to more mysteries, love the trail of the scents...
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4.0 North of Boston
**Originally posted @ ReadingDiva's Blog - Rating 4.5 of 5.REVIEW: When I was given the opportunity to read this book and I read the description I knew I was in for a treat. North of Boston is the debut of Elizabeth Elo.Mini Review: North of Boston is a fantastic debut thriller where a mysterious bo...
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3.0 Book Review - North of Boston by Elisabeth Elo
Synopsis (Amazon): Elisabeth Elo’s debut novel introduces Pirio Kasparov, a Boston-bred tough-talking girl with an acerbic wit and a moral compass that points due north. When the fishing boat Pirio is on is rammed by a freighter, she finds herself abandoned in the North Atlantic. Somehow, she surv...
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