The Big Girls
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Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: June 2007
Duration: 6 hours 40 minutes
A crime of unfathomable horror has a ripple-like effect on four profoundly different souls. Helen, a troubled inmate at Sloatsburg women’s prison, is serving a life sentence for the murder of her children. Dr. Louise Forrest, the recently divorced mother of an eight-year-old boy, has forsworn the Park Avenue practice for which she trained in favor of the chief of psychiatry job at Sloatsburg. Former New York City narcotics detective Ike Bradshaw is a sardonic corrections officer at the prison. And Angie, an ambitious Hollywood starlet, is intent on nothing but achieving fame. As the alternating narratives unfold, mysteries are revealed and the surprising connection between them is uncovered.
“In spare, yet hypnotic prose, Moore examines the bond between a young psychiatrist and a mentally ill patient in her devastating sixth novel, set at an upstate New York federal women’s prison…Moore deftly shifts perspective among her principal characters…as the action hurtles to an oddly satisfying resolution. Reading this heart breaker is like watching a train wreck while dialing for help on your cellphone. You can’t turn away.”--Publishers Weekly (starred review)