Due to limitations imposed by the pandemic, we ask that you place no more than 20 holds per card.

Before she was Helen

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

"As Before She Was Helenopens, readers are drawn into what appears to be a light, retirement-community caper. But author Caroline B. Cooney quickly flips expectations upside-down in this deceptively dark mystery. Between old crimes and fresh murders, septuagenarian protagonist Clemmie faces an unspeakable fear that will keep readers hooked in this twisty whodunit."-Julie Hyzy, New York Timesbestselling author

From the critically acclaimed, international bestselling author Caroline B. Cooney comes a domestic thriller perfect for fans of mystery books by Laura Lippman and Alice Feeney.

Her life didn't turn out the way she expected--so she made herself a new one

When Clemmie goes next door to check on her difficult and unlikeable neighbor Dom, he isn't there. But something else is. Something stunning, beautiful and inexplicable. Clemmie photographs the wondrous object on her cell phone and makes the irrevocable error of forwarding it. As the picture swirls over the internet, Clemmie tries desperately to keep a grip on her own personal network of secrets. Can fifty years of careful hiding under names not her own be ruined by one careless picture?

And although what Clemmie finds is a work of art, what the police find is a body. . . and she was the last person at the crime scene, where she left her fingerprints. Suddenly thrown into the heart of a twisted investigation, Clemmie finds herself the uncomfortable subject of intense scrutiny. And the bland, quiet life Clemmie has built for herself in her sleepy South Carolina retirement community comes crashing down as her dark past surges into the present.

From international bestselling author of The Face on the Milk CartonCaroline B. Cooney comes Before She Was Helen, an absorbing mystery that brings decades-old secrets to life and explores what happens when the lie you've been living falls apart and you're forced to confront the truth.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9781728205120
9781728205137
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDa1774dfc-ef11-749f-0a52-e830f9e48681
Grouping Titlebefore she was helen
Grouping Authorcaroline b cooney
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-11-25 07:41:03AM
Last Indexed2020-11-25 07:43:26AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorCooney, Caroline B.,
author2-rolehoopla digital.
author_displayCooney, Caroline B
available_at_nbAtwater Memorial Library
detailed_location_nbNorth Branford/Atwater Adult Fiction - New
display_description"Clementine Lakefield leads a simple life in her retirement community in Sun City, South Carolina. But while she plays cards, substitute teaches, and has learned to text with her niece and nephew, Clemmie is not who she says she is. Behind her carefree facade, she is hiding a lifetime of secrets. When Clemmie's curmudgeonly neighbor goes missing, Clemmie suddenly finds herself at the center of a dangerous conspiracy. From international bestselling author Caroline B. Cooney comes Before she was Helen, an absorbing mystery that explores the danger of confronting your own past life"--
format_category_nbBooks
eBook
format_nbBook
eBook
ida1774dfc-ef11-749f-0a52-e830f9e48681
isbn9781728205120
9781728205137
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b26402853.i64602151Wallingford NEW Adult FictionCOONEY1falsefalseDue Nov 17, 2020wabf
ils:.b26402853.i64741412Hamden/Miller New Adult MysteriesMY/COONEY1falsefalseDue Dec 3, 2020hmbfm
ils:.b26402853.i64674988Madison/Scranton Adult Fiction - NewF COONEY1falsefalseOn Shelfmabf
ils:.b26402853.i64560776Guilford New Adult MysteryX COONEY1falsefalseDue Dec 15, 2020gubfm
ils:.b26402853.i6455188xWoodbridge New Adult FictionFIC COONEY1falsefalseOn Shelfwdbf
ils:.b26402853.i64573709Hamden/Whitneyville Adult B&T FictionNEW/FIC/COONEY1falsefalseDisplayhwafb
ils:.b26402853.i64549367Middlefield/Coe New Adult CollectionMYS Cooney1falsefalseIn Transitmlb
ils:.b26402853.i64592042North Branford/Atwater Adult Fiction - NewNew Fiction Cooney1falsefalseOn Shelfnbafn
ils:.b26402853.i64576139Middletown/Russell NEW Adult FictionFIC-COONEY1falsefalseDue Nov 21, 2020mdbf
ils:.b26402853.i64163519Ledyard/Gales Ferry New FictionF Cooney1falsefalseDue Nov 30, 2020lgbf
ils:.b26402853.i6462402xNorth Haven Adult New FictionNew Fiction Cooney, Caroline1falsefalseDue Dec 10, 2020nhafn
ils:.b26402853.i64679871East Lyme Public New FictionCooney, Caroline (Before)1falsefalseDue Nov 30, 2020elbf
ils:.b26402853.i64612715Orange/Case Adult Fiction BookNew Fiction Cooney1falsefalseDue Dec 2, 2020oraf
ils:.b26402853.i64635223Old Saybrook/Acton Adult FictionNEW F COONEY1falsefalseOn Shelfosaf
ils:.b26402853.i64547577Hamden/Brundage Community Adult B&T FictionNEW/MY/COONEY1falsefalseDue Dec 9, 2020hcafb
hoopla:MWT12846331Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeBookeBook1falsetruehooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12846331?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
itype_nb14 DAY
ADULT BOOK
LEAP 28 Day Book
last_indexed2020-11-25T14:43:26.529Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_nbNew Fiction Cooney
local_time_since_added_nbSix Months
Year
owning_library_nbNorth Branford Libraries
owning_location_nbAtwater Memorial Library
primary_isbn9781728205120
publishDate2020
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b26402853BookBooksEnglishPoisoned Pen Press, [2020].310 pages ; 24 cm.
hoopla:MWT12846331eBookeBookEnglishSourcebooks Inc, 2020.1 online resource
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_nb
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b26402853.i64602151Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26402853.i64741412Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26402853.i64674988On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26402853.i64560776Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26402853.i6455188xOn ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26402853.i64573709On ShelfDisplayfalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26402853.i64549367Checked OutIn Transitfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26402853.i64592042On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b26402853.i64576139Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26402853.i64163519Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26402853.i6462402xChecked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26402853.i64679871Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26402853.i64612715Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26402853.i64635223On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26402853.i64547577Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
hoopla:MWT12846331Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetDetective and mystery fiction
Electronic books
Glass sculpture -- Fiction
Missing persons -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Retired teachers -- Fiction
Retirement communities -- Fiction
Secrecy -- Fiction
South Carolina -- Fiction
title_displayBefore she was Helen
title_fullBefore she was Helen / Caroline B. Cooney
Before she was Helen [electronic resource] / Caroline B. Cooney
title_shortBefore she was Helen
topic_facetElectronic books
Glass sculpture
Missing persons
Retired teachers
Retirement communities
Secrecy