By Susan Scarf Merrell
“[A] absolutely explosive mystery starring the interesting past due author.” —Entertainment Weekly
Best recognized for her brief tale “The Lottery,” Shirley Jackson is an eternally attention-grabbing determine whose chilling stories of mental suspense are nonetheless greatly learn and taught around the globe. during this darkly pleasing novel, Susan shawl Merrell makes use of the evidence of Jackson’s lifestyles as a springboard to discover the 1964 disappearance of Paula Weldon, a tender Bennington university scholar. advised during the eyes of Rose Nemser—the spouse of a graduate scholar operating with Jackson’s husband, Bennington professor Stanley Edgar Hyman—Shirley reimagines the connections among the Hymans’ unstable marriage and one of many era’s nice unsolved mysteries.