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Cleaning up crime

Careful What You Wish For is Ephron’s seventh work of stand-alone suspense fiction

YOU CAN’T CLEAN PEOPLE UP. YOU CAN’T ORGANIZE them or kiss them goodbye, thanking them for their service when they no longer spark joy in your heart. There are these nagging, inconvenient things called feelings attached to people that you can’t bundle up in little boxes or toss.

Decluttering is a fruitless fad. It’s a reaction to the

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