By Thomas H. Cook
'This is the darkest story that I ever heard and all my life I have laboured not to tell it...'
There is no love like your first love, and Ben Wade's love for Kelli Troy should have lasted a lifetime. But then her battered body was found on Breakheart Hill.
Three decades later, and the small town of Choctaw, Alabama is still living with the aftermath of that day's shattering violence. Ben, in particular, has never been able to move on. Because he is the only one who knows exactly what happened that summer long ago.
Thomas H. Cook is the author of numerous bestselling novels. He has been nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award five times in four different categories. The Chatham School Affair won the Edgar Award for Best Novel. He lives in New York City and Cape Cod.
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14 Aug 2014
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'Cook has crafted a novel of stunning power, with a climax that is so unexpected the reader may think he has cheated. But there is no cheating here, only excellent storytelling' Booklist. — Booklist
'Haunting, lyrical ... Cook breathes such life into the young people and their insular world that one's heart aches for days gone by and dreams turned to dust' Star Tribune. — Star Tribune