Lockdown: a novel of suspense

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A community comes together when threatened by someone with a thirst for revenge in this stunningly intricate, tautly plotted novel of rich psychological suspense from the New York Times bestselling author of the Mary Russell mysteries. Career Day at Guadalupe Middle School: A day given to innocent hopes and youthful dreams. A day no one in attendance will ever forget. A year ago, Principal Linda McDonald arrived at Guadalupe determined to overturn the school’s reputation for truancy, gang violence, and neglect. One of her initiatives is Career Day—bringing together children, teachers, and community presenters in a celebration of the future. But there are some in attendance who reject McDonald’s bright vision. A principal with a secret. A husband with a murky past. A cop with too many questions. A kid under pressure to prove himself. A girl struggling to escape a mother’s history. A young basketball player with an affection for guns. Even the school janitor has a story he dare not reveal. But no one at the gathering anticipates the shocking turn of events that will transform a day of possibilities into an explosive confrontation. Tense, poignant, and brilliantly paced, Laurie R. King’s novel charts compelling characters on a collision course—a chain of interactions that locks together hidden lives, troubling secrets, and the bravest impulses of the human heart. Praise for Lockdown“A fine thriller, as timely as it is gripping.”Booklist (starred review)   “King delivers, providing both a drama-filled anatomy of the school and a chance for its community to show its best by the way it confronts the worst Career Day imaginable.”Kirkus Reviews   “Lockdown [has] the tension of a ticking time bomb.”—San Jose Mercury News   “Dramatic . . . harrowing.”—Santa Cruz Sentinel   “King is a strong, purposeful writer with a keen eye for detail. . . . [This book earns] its page-turner status.”The Stranger   “Keeps readers guessing to the very end.”—Charleston Currents
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subject_facet Domestic terrorism -- Fiction, Life change events -- Fiction, Middle school principals -- Fiction, Middle schools -- Fiction, Revenge -- Fiction, School principals -- Fiction, Secrecy -- Fiction
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