The Housekeeper's Son

The Housekeeper's Son

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by Christopher Loke
     
 

When 72-year-old housekeeper, Eleanor Ethel Rose, is found with a bloody knife in her hand beside the dead body of Katherine Cunningham, her employer's 12-year-old daughter, she quickly admits to the crime and surrenders herself, pleading guilty before her trial even begins. But to Victor Lee, a young and ambitious journalist who is assigned to cover the story, there… See more details below

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When 72-year-old housekeeper, Eleanor Ethel Rose, is found with a bloody knife in her hand beside the dead body of Katherine Cunningham, her employer's 12-year-old daughter, she quickly admits to the crime and surrenders herself, pleading guilty before her trial even begins. But to Victor Lee, a young and ambitious journalist who is assigned to cover the story, there is more to Eleanor's confession.

Through his interviews with Eleanor within the confines of the penitentiary's visiting hall, Victor pushes for the truth and finds himself drawn into her world where the line between right and wrong is blur-nothing is what it seems. What he discovers is a secret that, if revealed, will not only explain Katherine's death, it will also challenge the moral obligation of every mother to her child. It is a secret that started 42 years ago on the night Eleanor took the life of her only son.

The Housekeeper's Son is a novel that explores the power and vulnerability of a mother's love for her child.

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NA - Michael Sweeney
Loke has a flair for description and, like Holmes, an eye for the small but significant elements of human behavior. The Housekeeper's Son takes the reader down a dark and curious road, one in which the travel is surprisingly every bit as satisfying as the destination.
NA - Janet Jensen
The Housekeeper's Son is a compelling and deeply introspective novel. Loke's characterization is vivid, his culinary descriptions are tantalizing, and his style and imagery are elegant . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780984880102
Publisher:
Jolly Fish Press
Publication date:
05/28/2012
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Janet Jensen
The Housekeeper's Son is a compelling and deeply introspective novel. Loke's characterization is vivid, his culinary descriptions are tantalizing, and his style and imagery are elegant . . . (Janet Jensen, author of The Book Lover's Cookbook and the award-winning Don't You Marry the Mormon Boys.)
Michael Sweeney
Loke has a flair for description and, like Holmes, an eye for the small but significant elements of human behavior. The Housekeeper's Son takes the reader down a dark and curious road, one in which the travel is surprisingly every bit as satisfying as the destination. (Michael Sweeney, award-winning author of National Geographic's God Grew Tired of Us and Brain Works.)

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