Halifax

Halifax HALIFAX by Joan Mauch is the story of a middle aged woman leading a life of quiet desperation Living with her nagging mother in the shadow of her accomplished sister she works at dead end jobs to mak

  • Title: Halifax
  • Author: Joan Mauch
  • ISBN: 9781611605518
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Paperback
  • HALIFAX by Joan Mauch is the story of a middle aged woman leading a life of quiet desperation Living with her nagging mother in the shadow of her accomplished sister, she works at dead end jobs to make ends meet One day at the amusement park, a gunman breaks into the fun house where she works threatening to murder those inside In a single moment of violence, she managesHALIFAX by Joan Mauch is the story of a middle aged woman leading a life of quiet desperation Living with her nagging mother in the shadow of her accomplished sister, she works at dead end jobs to make ends meet One day at the amusement park, a gunman breaks into the fun house where she works threatening to murder those inside In a single moment of violence, she manages to kill the man and save the children Rather than being repulsed by having taken a life, she feels empowered and now itches for the trigger of a gun whenever she s the subject of ridicule Fearing she may be turning into a serial killer, she flees to Halifax where she becomes entangled with two people who have murderous pasts of their own.

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    • Rebecca McNutt says:

      Haunting, scary, mesmerizing and gripping, Halifax is a wonderful and chilling thriller novel written just like a film and featuring a relatable main character who, even through the trauma of a dangerous gunman ready to kill her, still manages to give readers a glimpse into the life of a working woman who ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    • Sharon says:

      A friend sent me this book and said, please just read the first chapter. I did. Then I read the second, and before I knew it the book was over-- I couldn't put it down! If you're in the mood for a page turner, this is absolutely the book you want. It's short (300+ pages), has a good story and is, for the most part, very well written. The main character, Ellie, is a meek and downtrodden 40-hr-old woman whose life is dull, circumscribed and pretty miserable. She lives with a harridan of a mother w [...]

    • Michael McCarty says:

      HALIFAX by Joan Mauch is a sojourn of discovery spanning two countries from sunny Florida to eastern Canada. This is Joan Mauch debut novel and she begins her novel writing with such an impressive piece of work. Highly, Highly recommended.

    • Kristy McCaffrey says:

      Ellie Hurley is a frumpy 40-year-old who has suffered verbal and emotional abuse her entire life from her mother, with whom she lives, and her more attractive and successful sister. It's no wonder that her self-esteem is low and that her coping mechanism--to stuff down her feelings and accept her lot--is finally reaching its breaking point. This comes at the hands of a violent encounter at a local carnival when an armed gunman hunts down children to shoot. When a young boy is killed right before [...]

    • Alyson Larrabee says:

      With Joan Mauch as your travel guide, you'll see a different side of Nova Scotia: the dark side. Following heroine Ellie Hurley's sightseeing itinerary,I raced through this fast paced read.The author pauses here and there, to describe some of the locations worth visiting and set the mood for Ellie's adventure. Otherwise, the plot speeds along like a race car heading down a narrow, winding road on the side of a steep mountain.Emotionally abused by her family, stuck in a job where no one respects [...]

    • Kevin R says:

      Expect the unexpectedYou can run, but you can't hide. yourself. Joan Mauch's debut mystery explores how we perceive (or deceive) ourselves and justify our actions. Told from the point of view of spinster, Eleanor Hurley, Halifax is a Cinderella story with a dark side. Having killed a madman to save a group of children in a carnival fun house, Eleanor's simple, structured life is shattered. But life is not always fair and she flees to Halifax, Nova Scotia to find out who she really is.While tryin [...]

    • Lori says:

      I actually tracked this down because of the ratings, but unfortunately my first impressions held throughout the book. The main character is ridiculous and the other characters are just as bad. All of the characters are equally stupid and it just doesn't make for good reading. I guess there are people like this in the world (women who love men who treat them like *** from the beginning), but I don't want to read about them! An example of the main jerk, "As far as he was concerned, she could stay [...]

    • Lyn says:

      This is one of the quirkiest books I've ever read. Took some getting used to before I realized the voice was unusual and ultimately drew me in. At first it just felt like bad writing. So glad I stuck with it. The ending was a tad unsatisfactory for me, just before the big time jump. I felt the author could have carried the scene to a more satisfying conclusion rather than leaving the reader hanging. And Luke could have been developed into more than just a two-dimensional character. I didn't get [...]

    • Robin says:

      Like many readers here, I immediately felt empathy and then compassion for the self-deprecating protagonist who has as many inward challenges as external. Her honest and naïve internal dialogue kept me reading until I learned her final fate. The added benefit is the travelogue from Florida to Nova Scotia filled with stalkers, thieves, and traitors and especially Ellie's perceptions of them all. ~Robin Throne, author of Her Kind: A Novel

    • Mary Powers says:

      I just received Halifax and finished it within 24 hours. I loved the raw honesty with which Ms Mauch describes Ellie's roller coaster of emotions after murdering an amusement park gunman and during her interactions with her cruel mother and maladjusted boyfriend. The settings, the plot and the characters were all totally engaging and kept me turning its pages hours past my bedtime.

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    • Ann says:

      This book was OK but not great. It tells the story of Ellie, a middle aged woman living under the thumb of a nagging controlling mother. One day, Ellie intervenes when a man begins to shoot people at an amusement park where she works. She kills the man and is feted by the town as a hero for a short period. As the glory dies down, she begins to feel a rage against the unfair treatment she has received from her family. She knows that feeling may result in violence and so she leaves her small Flori [...]

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