Three Twisted Stories

Three Twisted Stories 1

by Karin Slaughter

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 10/02/2015

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From the hallucinatory noir story 'Go Deep' to the twisted short stories 'Necessary Women' and 'Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line,' this collection showcases the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author’s dark humour, limitless imagination, and masterly command of voice and character. ('Go Deep' and 'Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line' also available as single stories and 'Necessary Women' also available as part of a bundle with 'The Mean Time')


GO DEEP

Growing up dirt poor, Charlie Lam worked his ass off to make something of himself, no thanks to his deadbeat father or his long-suffering mother. And now a lot of people depend on Charlie: by his last count, sixty-eight employees at his Atlanta auto dealership, eleven shiftless brothers and sisters, an ungrateful wife, a spoiled daughter, a shameless girlfriend. Who could really blame him for wanting a little extra?


The arrangement is simple: Charlie picks up a suit from the dry cleaner’s. In the suit pocket is the name of a very important man. The next day, that man walks into the dealership, drives out in a new car, and Charlie gets a fat envelope full of cash. Everyone’s happy. No one gets hurt. So long as Charlie doesn’t cross his business partner. But with one twist of a knife, the unthinkable happens. And suddenly Charlie is in deeper trouble than he could have possibly imagined.


NECESSARY WOMEN

In a border town between Georgia and Alabama, in a three-room house made of cement block, a fourteen-year-old girl watches her mother die. Her father is a long-haul trucker, away for weeks, sometimes months, at a time. Her mother, with two menial jobs cleaning restrooms and working nights at the laundry, had been just thirty years old.


A week before she died, noticing her daughter getting attention from a boy, the girl’s mother warned her not to make the same mistakes she did. Now, her father tells her, she’s the woman of the house, and she must do all the necessary things the woman must do: the cleaning, the cooking, the laundry. But there’s a lot more to being a woman than fixing dinner and doing the wash. Her mother was right: She won’t end up like her - and she’ll do anything to prove it.


REMMY ROTHSTEIN TOES THE LINE

As an intrepid adjudicator of World Records, Mindy Patel has met lots of strange people in lots of strange places. But they’re no match for the Swampers of the Georgia bayou. Mindy has braved the oppressive August heat in search of Remmy Rothstein, who they call 'The Cajun Jew'. If the photos are indeed accurate, she might be about to certify Remmy as the World Record Holder for Longest Tongue in the World . . . and maybe even the Widest!


First Mindy meets Remmy’s half-brother, Buell Rabinowitz, surely the world’s only one-legged, albino, Jewish African American. Then she makes the acquaintance of Remmy’s mother, a foul-mouthed old woman with an impressive beard. None of which prepares her for an eyeful of Remmy: a man who measures up to his singular reputation in ways that will change the course of Mindy’s life.

ISBN:
9781473535329
9781473535329
Category:
Fiction
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
10-02-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House
Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter is one of the world's most popular and acclaimed storytellers.

Published in 36 languages, with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her sixteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novel Pretty Girls.

A native of Georgia, Karin currently lives in Atlanta. Her Will Trent series, Grant County series, and standalone novel Cop Town are all in development for film and television.

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  • Slaughter does not disappoint

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    Three Twisted Stories consists of a novella and two short stories by popular American author, Karin Slaughter, in electronic format. Go Deep is a brand new novella, while Necessary Women and Remmy Rothstein Toes The Line have been previously published elsewhere.

    Go Deep features successful car dealer, Charlie Lam, a man weighed down by responsibility, whose deal with a mobster provides a little extra he deserves, even if the arrangement, involving a suit at the dry-cleaners and a client getting a new car, makes him a little nervous. Until one day, there’s a hitch during the collection, and Charlie finds himself radically changed.
    Necessary Women is a very black tale featuring a young woman whose mother has recently died. Her father explains that she will have to be the woman of the house. But she has seen the misery of her mother‘s life and does not intend to repeat it.
    Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line sees a very dedicated World Records Adjudicator travelling to the swamps of Okefenokee to measure the tongue of a Cajun Jew. But before she meets Remmy Rothstein, she encounters a perverted landlord and Remmy’s very unusual family.

    As advertised, these stories are well and truly twisted. They will have readers snickering, squirming, gasping and laughing out loud. And is that a cameo in Go Deep by Maggie Lawson from Cop Town? An added bonus is the first chapter of Pretty Girls. This one is well worth the price: as always, Slaughter does not disappoint.

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