Tenderness: A Novel
Eighteen-year-old Eric has just been released from juvenile detention formurdering his mother and stepfather. Now he's looking fortenderness--tenderness he finds in caressing and killing beautiful girls.
Fifteen-year-old Lori has run away from home again. Emotionally naive butsexually precocious, she is also looking for tenderness--tenderness she findsin Eric. Will Lori and Eric be each other's salvation or destruction? Toldfrom their alternating points of view, this harrowing thriller speeds to itsfateful conclusion with an irresistible force, and a final twist that will notbe easily forgotten.
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*"Cormier is in top form in this cilling portrait...a sense of 'tenderness' pervades this gripping tale."
"Cormier's latest is a mesmerizing plunge into the mind of a psychopathic teenkiller that is both deeply disturbing and utterly compelling."
"A serial killer; an aging cop with a hunch; an impulsive 15-year-oldrunaway: Three familiar characters are spun by a master of suspense intoanother disturbing study in emotional dysfunction."
"Rarely has Cormier's irony been darker...readers will stay on the edge of their seats."
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Review: TendernessUser Review - Jordan Ethridge - Goodreads
This book made me think. It was a little easy to guess how this book was going to end, but the very ending was a decent surprise. I really liked the different points of view that were represented in ... Read full review
Review: TendernessUser Review - Alicia Montoya - Goodreads
This was a good book; however, I would not read it again. I thought that the ending was really tragic because the girl drowned. The boy ends up getting charged for murder; however, he did not kill her ... Read full review