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Margot Livesey's early novel Criminals is the story of adult brother and sister Ewan and Mollie and their decision to rescue an abandoned child. But is the child being rescued by these two, or abducted? Where is the line between moral and criminal behavior? Livesey paints a thrilling and devastating portrait of two people blinded by need and the desire for betterment.
“A wonderful novel, impeccably written and thoroughly engrossing.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Where do love, honesty, and responsibility intersect? . . . A provocative rumination on family and what it means to do the right thing.” —Glamour
“Funny, suspenseful, and sometimes creepy.” —Los Angeles Times
“One of the most surprising thrillers of the year--completely offbeat, unexpected, and unique. Margot Livesey is right up there in the realm of P. D. James.” —Newsday
“A story of many kinds of love, indifference, secrecy, and blind selfishness that drives as fiercely to its surprising conclusion as any thriller.” —Rosellen Brown