M.I.A.

M I A The accidental death of Rhiann Fahey s second husband leaves her paralyzed by grief and her son Jimmy cutting school and drinking The widow s problems are compounded by the unwanted advances of her de

  • Title: M.I.A.
  • Author: Michael Allen Dymmoch
  • ISBN: 9780312373719
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The accidental death of Rhiann Fahey s second husband leaves her paralyzed by grief and her son Jimmy cutting school and drinking The widow s problems are compounded by the unwanted advances of her dead husband s friend Rhiann does her best to cope, returning to work, dealing patiently with Jimmy s misbehavior, telling Rory Sinter she s not interested Then a mysteriouThe accidental death of Rhiann Fahey s second husband leaves her paralyzed by grief and her son Jimmy cutting school and drinking The widow s problems are compounded by the unwanted advances of her dead husband s friend.Rhiann does her best to cope, returning to work, dealing patiently with Jimmy s misbehavior, telling Rory Sinter she s not interested.Then a mysterious stranger moves in next door John Devlin offers Rhiann beer and sympathy He gives Jimmy a job.Jimmy complicates things further by looking up his birth father s family, from whom Rhiann has been estranged for many years And by falling in love with a mysterious girl.When Sinter tries to discredit John, then beat him to death, Rhiann comes to John s rescue But she discovers her perfect neighbor isn t what he d seemed which leads her to investigate and to see John in a different light altogether.A tale of violent men and violent passions, of missing friends, of loss and discovery, this beautifully written story, whose characters come to life from the first page, shows one side of Michael Allen Dymmoch s powerful storytelling ability.

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    1. Like a soap opera. Started out intriguing enough, but so many twists and turns, it was totally unbelievable by the end.

    2. M.I.A. (Novel/Susp-Rhiann Fahey-Illinois-Cont) – VG+Dymmoch, Michael Allen – StandaloneThomas Dunne Books, 2008, US Hardcover – ISBN: 9780312373719First sentence: My dad died the spring I was seventeen.Rhiann Fahey’s state policeman husband was recently killed in an accident. Her 17-year-old son, Jimmy, is having a hard time dealing with his father’s death. Her new neighbor, John, seems to be helping Jimmy. Town policeman, Rory Sinter, even though married, makes Rhinna uncomfortable wi [...]

    3. Set in a small town in Illinois during the mid eighties, this is the story of a family that was and a family that could have been. The plot progresses as it’s seen through the eyes of each of the novels main characters. Rhiann is the single mother of a teenage boy and has recently lost her state trooper husband in an accident. Her son, Jimmy, narrates his view with the typical angst and confusion seen in many teenagers but he also feels the additional anger of personal loss compounded since hi [...]

    4. Wow! I just noticed I haven't book blogged in 7 days--bad librarian! But I have a good one to talk about, so hopefully you'll forgive me. MIA is an adult suspense drama. Rhiann Fahey has just lost her second husband, a state cop. While mourning, a wonderful, beautiful, caring man moves next door and befriends her 17-year-old son. The son is what makes this a good novel for teenagers. Jimmy is getting into trouble because of his dad. He's drinking, cutting school, and getting into random mischief [...]

    5. Very much enjoyed this book - interesting characters, nice use of the Viet Nam war as background. I liked it well enough to search out a couple of her other books to read - wainting on the library to find them for me.

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