The Release of Sunday Best by Novelist Ann Lineberger
When publishing mogul Walter Bloom is grotesquely murdered in the postcard-perfect Connecticut town of Longshore, his brother and business partner, Charles, is determined to discover who is responsible. Walter had a public history of sexual harassment and a private involvement with sex clubs. Charles is convinced Walters murder is related. He enlists the help of his employeessisters Lauren Mark and Brooke Edwards, Jackie Hunt, and Darren Nottinghamto infiltrate the Swingers groups Walter favored. Together they discover a comically warped and perverse subculture that is eerily connected to the alternative Unify church that Lauren and Brookes clairvoyant mother founded in their youth.
Laced with humor and biting social commentary, SUNDAY BEST is an inventive and absorbing novel that offers a satirical glance into the world of sex clubs and alternative religions as a study of the selling of hope in contemporary America.
Fans of Liane Moriartys Big Little Lies and Gillian Flynns Sharp Objects will find an intriguing mystery that combines female-driven detective work, tantalizing behind closed-door reveals, and the exploration of female aggression uniquely balanced by a cast of endearingly flawed characters and mystical escapades and near misses that will resonate with fans of Daryl Gregorys Spoonbenders.
Filled with memorable charactersA #MeToo victimizer; a steadfast brother; a '70s guru; a modern-day clairvoyant; a self-absorbed mother; a power-hungry tambourinist, a misguided cast of misfits, and an insightful take on the importance of authenticityin SUNDAY BEST, Lineberger has deftly weaved a compelling story that touches on one inescapable truth: Contentment must come from within.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ann Lineberger is the author of The Adjustments (Full Fathom Five Digital, 2016) and New Spaces, Old World Charm (McGraw-Hill, 2004). Ann has worked as a reporter, editor, and writer for numerous publications, including Fortune, Entertainment Weekly, Cottages & Gardens, and Home Remodeling. She earned a masters degree in journalism and mass communication from New York University and an associates degree from the New York School of Interior Design. Her independent studies program undergraduate degree is from Providence College. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, yoga, running, photography, and escaping to Maine in the summers. In addition to writing, Ann is an interior designer and home stager. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two daughters, and two ridiculously cute mutts.