The Facts of Life and Death

The Facts of Life and Death

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On the beaches and cliffs of North Devon, lone women have become victims in a terrifying game where only one player knows the rules. And when those rules change, the new game is murder. But a madman on the loose feels very far from the crumbling, seaside home of ten-year-old Ruby Trick. Instead she lives in constant fear of school bullies, the dark forest crowding her house into the sea, and the threat of her parents divorce. Helping her father to catch the killer seems like the only way to keep him close. As long as the killer doesnt catch her first.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2017.
Edition: First Grove Atlantic paperback edition.
Copyright Date: �20
ISBN: 9780802126849
Branch Call Number: FIC BAUER
Characteristics: 326 pages


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Aug 01, 2017

Dark. Metaphorical darkness envelopes daily existence. Immature adults, dysfunctional children populating the North Devon coast run amuck. In particular, the malaise pervading the Trick household is thicker than molasses. Further afield, the playing out of insidious fantasies among the hamlets has taken root. Sexual retribution is afoot. Pub based cowboy posses roam the country lanes to champion justice. Add to all this the brooding, foreboding countryside and atmosphere round Ruby Trick's village of Limeburn. Never, ever, ignore or underestimate Mother Nature while being obsessed by human games. The author herself states she had a difficult year while writing the novel. Some of that distress has suffused this book. A synonym for depression: The Facts of Life and Death.

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