Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >


Starred Review. A prank gone wrong drives this outstanding novel from bestseller McMahon (Island of Lost Girls). The summer after graduation, four friends, who formed an art group called the Compassionate Dismantlers at Vermont's Sexton College, live together in a remote cabin and commit increasingly brash acts of sabotage. When they go too far and their leader, Suz Pierce, dies, the group disbands, vowing never to speak about what happened. Ten years later, two of the group, Henry DeForge and Tess Kahle, are unhappily married with a nine-year-old daughter, Emma. When the suicide of a Sexton friend sends a PI digging into the past, Henry and Tess fear that the dead may not be truly buried. By alternating the present-day lives of Henry, Tess and Emma with the origins of the Dismantlers, McMahon allows the inexorable sense of dread to build incrementally. Perhaps most memorable are not the young artists but Emma, a child whose intense imagination only adds fuel to the slow-burning fire.(June)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.--This text refers to theHardcoveredition.
edit this info


ISBN-10:  0061689343
ISBN-13:  978-0061689345
Author:  Jennifer Mcmahon
Genre:  Mystery
Publisher:  Harper Paperbacks
What's your opinion on Dismantled: A Novel?
1 rating: +5.0
You have exceeded the maximum length.
More Dismantled: A Novel reviews
review by . September 22, 2010
This is the third book I have read by this author, and I have enjoyed them all very much. This latest work tells of four college friends who form a `society" to "dismantle" things with which they do not agree, including an annoying college professor. The book takes place in the present day, but there are flashbacks to a time 10 years previously when Suz, one of the group, supposedly died and was put into a lake to hide her body.      The present then concentrates …
Dismantled: A Novel
Related Topics
House Rules: A Novel

A book by Jodi Picoult

Sole Survivor

A book by Dean Koontz

Collusion: A Jack Lennon Investigation Set in

A book by Stuart Neville

The Bishop (The Patrick Bowers Files, Book 4)

A book by Steven James

First to Review

"Is Suz dead or alive?"
© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since