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The Last Act of Hattie Hoffman

Author: Mindy Mejia
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ISBN: 9781784295936
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Everyone thought they knew Hattie Hoffman. When she was murdered, they found out just how wrong they were. This is a gripping, intense murder that shatters the peace of a claustrophobic small town. Seventeen-year-old Hattie Hoffman is a talented actress, loved by everyone in her Minnesotan hometown. When she's found stabbed to death on the opening night of her school play, the tragedy rips through the fabric of the community. Local sheriff Del Goodman, a close friend of Hattie's dad, vows to find her killer, but the investigation yields more secrets than answers: it turns out Hattie played as many parts offstage as on. Told from three perspectives, Del's, Hattie's high school English teacher and Hattie herself, The Last Act Of Hattie Hoffman tells the story of the real Hattie, and what happened that final year of school when she dreamed of leaving her small town behind . . . Wonderfully evocative of its Midwestern setting and with a cast of unforgettable characters, this is a book about manipulation of relationships and identity; about the line between innocence and culpability; about the hope love offers and the tragedies that occur when it spins out of control. Read More

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The Last Act of Hattie Hoffman by Mindy Mejia Mejia tells the story through three sets of eyes: ageing local sheriff Del Goodman, who conducts the investigation; local English and drama teacher Peter Lund; and Hattie herself (the last two appear in flashback, over the last months of Hattie’s life). It’s a device that could caus... Read on >

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