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Red Leaves

by Thomas H. Cook

Category: Crime, Mystery & Thrillers / Crime & Mysteries
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Publication date: 11 January 2007
Number of pages: 304
Prizes: Shortlisted for CWA Duncan Lawrie Dagger 2006

Description:
When eight-year-old Amy Giordano disappears from her family's house, while Keith, Eric's teenage son, is babysitting, Keith becomes an obvious suspect, and even his parents have misgivings. As time passes without Amy being found, a corrosive suspicion seeps into every aspect of Eric's life.

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"Thomas Cook writes like a wounded angel and Red Leaves is one of his masterworks. Sorrow, suspicion, fear and forgiveness hang suspended over an almost unbearably increasing tension. In Cook's hands, the crime novel, if that's what this is, moves firmly into literature." Peter Straub "Red Leaves is one of the best novels you'll read this year - gripping, beautifully written, surprising and devastating. Thomas H. Cook has long been one of my favourite writers. Red Leaves will show you why." Harlan Coben "A splendid if painful destruction of the American dream by everyday evil... you won't be able to put it down." Maxim Jakubowski, Guardian "Red Leaves is a brilliant description of how a seemingly perfect life can fall apart all because of one phone call. Outstanding and so very melancholic." Independent on Sunday '...a cracking book ... deserves to put Cook up in the top bracket among readers as well as fellow writers.' Manchester Evening News 'A terrific piece of work' Guardian 'Red Leaves is a brilliant description of how a seemingly perfect life can fall apart all because of one phone call. Outstanding.' Independent on Sunday

Author's Biography:
Thomas H. Cook is the author of eighteen novels and two works of non-fiction. He has been nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award five times in four different categories, with his novel, The Chatham School Affair winning the Edgar for Best Novel. He lives in New York City and Cape Cod.

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