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Within the slums of eighteenth-century France, the child Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one chic gift-an absolute feel of odor. As a boy, he lives to decipher the odors of Paris, and apprentices himself to a well-known perfumer who teaches him the traditional artwork of combining helpful oils and herbs.
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A awesome, deeply committed psychologist, Grace Blades has a present for treating afflicted souls and tormented psyches—perhaps simply because she bears her personal invisible scars: basically 5 years outdated while she witnessed her parents’ deaths in a bloody murder-suicide, Grace took shelter in her fierce mind and located convenience within the loving couple who followed her. yet at the same time an grownup with an finished expert lifestyles, Grace nonetheless has a depressing, mystery facet. while her worlds shockingly converge, Grace’s harrowing previous returns with a vengeance.
Both Grace and her latest sufferer are shocked after they realize one another from a up to date come across. Haunted through his bleak prior, mild-mannered Andrew Toner is determined for Grace’s popular healing services and greater than prepared to disregard their connection. And whereas Grace is tempted to discover his case, which turns out to eerily echo her grim early years, she refuses—a choice she regrets whilst a murder detective appears to be like on her doorstep.
An evil she idea she’d outrun has reared its head back, yet Grace fears police inquiry will reveal her double lifestyles. Launching her personal own research leads her to a murderously manipulative foe, one whose warped yearning for energy forces Grace again into the chaos and insanity she’d some time past fled.
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Try as they may, there are rarely easy answers. What works with one child, doesn’t with another. And when lives spin out of control and collide, they can throw a family into turmoil. “Mom always did everything she could for us to make things good,” Lauren says. ” The first to hit her difficult years was, not surprisingly, the oldest. Vanessa was beautiful and popular, and the entire family adored her. Perhaps especially Jennifer, who saw her older sister as what every girl coming of age strives to be: exciting and vibrant, independent and confident.
Sharon was a warm woman, the kind who greets friends with a hug and spends more time asking if others need anything or are comfortable than worrying about herself. She was that way with Charlie, believing she could somehow make him a better husband and a better father. “I always had a mission with Charlie,” she says, sadly. “When he wasn’t drinking, he was outstanding. Charming and fun. ” Vanessa was closing in on five when Jennifer was born on March 12, 1984. “She was a Gerber baby,” Sharon says, with a chuckle.