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The Double Bind

book | Fiction | 2007
US → Crown Publishers (Ed. Shaye Areheart)
UK → Simon & Schuster (Ed. Suzanne Baboneau)

The Double Bind debuted on The New York Times best seller list at number three!

When college sophomore Laurel Estabrook is attacked while riding her bike through Vermont's back roads, her life is forever changed. Formerly outgoing, Laurel withdraws into her photography and begins working at a homeless shelter. There she meets Bobbie Crocker, a man with a history of mental illness and a box full of photos he won't let anyone see. When Bobbie dies suddenly, Laurel discovers that he was telling the truth; before he was homeless, Bobbie Crocker was a successful photographer who worked with such legends as Chuck Berry and Eartha Kitt.

As Laurel's fascination with Bobbie's former life begins to merge into obsession, she becomes convinced that his photographs reveal a deeply hidden, dark family secret. Her search for the truth will lead Laurel further from her old life-and into a cat-and-mouse game with pursuers who claim to want to save her.

Please note The Double Bind includes 12 actual photographs taken by homeless photographer Bob "Soupy" Campbell before he died, some of which have been woven into the text of the novel.
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Reviews

A damaged college student reconstructs a homeless man's life through a cache of his photographs.
..artfully crafted, terrifying new novel Susan Salter Reynolds
Los Angeles Times
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...it's the sort of book you want to read in one sitting, and it packs a twist at the end that will leave you speechless. Jodi Picoult
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...this elegantly crafted tale is well worth delving into
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