Woke up Lonely

Woke up Lonely

A Novel

Book - 2013
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Thurlow Dan is the founder of the Helix, a cult that promises to cure loneliness. With its communes and speed-dating, mixers and confession sessions, the Helix has become a national phenomenon, and attracted the attention of governments worldwide. But Thurlow, camped out in his Cincinnati headquarters, is lonely, for his ex-wife, Esme, and their daughter, whom he hasn't seen in ten years. Esme is a covert agent who has spent her life spying on Thurlow, mostly to protect him from the law. Now, with her superiors demanding results, she recruits four misfits to botch a reconnaissance mission in Cincinnati. But when Thurlow takes them hostage, he ignites a siege of the Helix House that will change all their lives forever.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, c2013
ISBN: 9781555976385
1555976387
Branch Call Number: FICTION MAAZEL FIONA
Characteristics: 325 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Woke up lonely

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Cooper_Erin
Aug 01, 2018

This book had potential but there were characters that were underdeveloped and parts of the story felt disjointed. Wasn’t easy to read and the ending was awful.

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kkelly00
Aug 30, 2014

A freelance investigator for the FBI hooks up with her target, gets pregnant, and marries him. He is a cult leader who has become increasingly disillusioned as his followers increase and some become violent. She leaves him, taking their daughter, but continues her investigation, using a variety of disguises as a way to keep in contact. She covers his tracks, staving off arrests. In a desperate attempt to force her return, he creates a police standoff while she again attempts to save him.

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pddoc2
May 20, 2013

Couldn't finish it.

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Aug 01, 2018

Cooper_Erin thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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