Almost the Truth

Almost the Truth

by Margaret Yorke
     
 

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When Hannah is raped during the course of a burglary, no one could have predicted her model family would disintegrate. Then the rapist is released from prison after a ridiculously short sentence and Hannah's father plans a shocking revenge—one that will lead him down the back alleys of his own psyche and strip away all his controls.See more details below

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When Hannah is raped during the course of a burglary, no one could have predicted her model family would disintegrate. Then the rapist is released from prison after a ridiculously short sentence and Hannah's father plans a shocking revenge—one that will lead him down the back alleys of his own psyche and strip away all his controls.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Yorke (Criminal Damage) sure-handedly demonstrates her command of suspense writing in this thought-provoking tale-with-a-twist of a crime and its aftermath. Janet Jarvis was at a night school class when two thieves broke into her home in the English village of Bicklebury. They frightened and tied up her husband, Derek, and one raped her college-age daughter, Hannah. Hannah, who alone fought back, later says, ``The thing that really bugs me is Dad.... He didn't try to help me.'' The men are caught and imprisoned, but the impact of their actions lives on. Hannah, struggling with depression and an inability to form intimate relationships, moves to Scotland to work on a nature reserve. The Jarvis marriage crumbles, and Janet sets out to work in an economy that does not welcome middle-aged ex-housewives. Meanwhile Derek, the unhappy object of Hannah's contempt and rejection, crafts a plan for revenge that will restore his bruised manhood-as soon as Hannah's rapist finishes his too-brief prison sentence. Without sacrificing entertainment to message, this absorbing, utterly unsentimental narrative reminds us that behind crime-related headlines live real people whose futures are marked by the crimes' effects. (Mar.)
Library Journal
Prolific British author Yorke (e.g., Dangerous To Know, LJ 1/94) offers yet another mystery of psychological suspense. Hannah's rape during the course of a burglary shatters her family's happiness, but she makes matters worse by blaming her father. Her father, in turn, seeks a singular and surprising revenge on the rapist, released after a very short prison term.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446404792
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
08/21/2009
Series:
Cloak and Dagger Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.67(d)

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