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    • 222 pages
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  • Keywords
    • Murder,
    • 1980s/eighties,
    • Toronto,
    • Russian Immigrant,
    • Secret Romance,
    • Self-growth,
    • Crime

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Trusting Claire
by Alyssa Hall

Claire Perova has always struggled to find the people and places that make up “home.” After a lengthy university adventure in Greece, she returns to Canada where she eventually meets two men. But just as her romantic life starts getting complicated, Claire becomes embroiled in a strange death. Or was it murder? Despite her best efforts, she can’t escape the aftermath of the crime. Every new step gives rise to surprise encounters, risky situations, and all-or-nothing alternatives. Soon, Claire learns that people are not always what they seem, and smiling faces conceal scheming motives. Should she listen to her sensible friend, Kate, and drop the whole thing, or should she follow her gut and chase the truth? This is a story about love, loss, friendship, and courage. Trusting Claire brings Claire to the point of no return. Along the way, she might just solve the riddles that have followed her since childhood.

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Alyssa Hall writes from the heart. Like the protagonist of Trusting Claire, Alyssa grew up in Ontario in a family of Russian immigrants. Claire’s Grecian adventures, culinary appreciation, and small-town background all stem from Alyssa’s real life. Most importantly, Claire and her creator both approach life with curiosity, tenacity, and grit. Alyssa wrote this, her debut novel for those who, like her, enjoy a good psychological murder mystery. At the same time, she wrote Trusting Claire with an attention to the more subtle aspects of everyday life: the experiences of immigrant families in Canada. She touches on the nuances of mother-daughter relationships and also the difficult work of interpreting what our hearts tell us. Alyssa now lives in Langley, British Columbia, with her husband, David. She is the proud mother of her daughter, Jennifer and her two stepdaughters, Natalie and Shelly.


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