In "The House on Sprucewood Lane," Caroline Slate established herself as a distinctive new voice in psychological suspense, a writer who creates "characters so rounded the reader can hear their ragged breathing" "(Publishers Weekly)." Now, in this highly charged story of love and trust turned inside out, she crafts a tale of passion and intrigue, murder and betrayal -- friIn "The House on Sprucewood Lane," Caroline Slate established herself as a distinctive new voice in psychological suspense, a writer who creates "characters so rounded the reader can hear their ragged breathing" "(Publishers Weekly)." Now, in this highly charged story of love and trust turned inside out, she crafts a tale of passion and intrigue, murder and betrayal -- friendship and love. One moment is all it takes to change the course of a life. An instant in time, and a world is forever altered. For successful young jewelry designer Grace Leshansky that moment came when she shot and killed her charismatic con-man husband, Paul Boudreau. Grace never denied the act, never spoke about the moments just before, when her finger tightened around the trigger -- when Paul ripped her world apart with one more lie. Or was it a truth?Manslaughter: to Grace's ear the slaughter of a man sounded worse than murder. It still does seven years later when she's released from prison -- a woman indelibly changed. She returns to New York City, where she finds everything that mattered to her gone. She fiercely misses her father, George, a charming, hapless gambler with a taste for the company of gangsters. But George Leshansky's dead now, killed to prevent his turning FBI witness -- or perhaps, just perhaps, he is alive.As she searches for a way to live with the past and in the present, Grace confronts more memories than she can bear and a few questions she may no longer be brave enough to ask. Almost immediately, risks begin to surface from every direction: Gabriel McCail, a reporter bent on exposing Paul's treacherous life in an insider biography, threatens to stir up the past; andMichael Pyatt, the beautiful boy who loved and left her at seventeen, is back, possibly with information about her father. Will Grace have the courage to face the answers to her questions, or will her quest for the truth jeopardize her newly won freedom, and the lives of those she holds most dear?In Grace Leshansky, Slate has given us a complex woman, a wide-eyed optimist stripped of all but a shred of hope. This page-turning novel takes its characters to the edge in a story whose twists and turns thrill and surprise while striking true notes about love, loss, and the meaning of trust....
|Title||:||A Fractured Truth|
|Number of Pages||:||352 Pages|
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A Fractured Truth Reviews
At the beginning of the story, this chick Grace is out of jail on parole after 7 years served for the murder, and she's trying to readjust to life -- including e-mail, because this book was published in 2003. There are some fishy things about Grace's life before this event: her father is killed or possibly has just gone missing, he was involved with some loan sharks and some iffy money practices, her husband caused her business to go bankrupt... it's not a good time.read more...
This book starts on the day that Grace Leshansky is released from an 8 year prison term after being convicted of killing her husband... a charge she fully admits to. It wasn't until the end of the book that you found out exactly why... and I stayed up late last night to read it. Four stars for .."It kept me up at night".
I loved this book. The far reaching effects of being untruthful.