Red Leaves

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Harcourt, 2006 - Fiction - 289 pages
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Eric Moore has reason to be happy. He has a prosperous business, a comfortable home, a stable family life in a quiet town. Then, on an ordinary night, his teenage son Keith is asked to babysit Amy Giordano, the eight-year-old daughter of a neighboring family. The next morning Amy is missing.

Suddenly Eric is one of the stricken parents he has seen on television, professing faith in his child's innocence. As the police investigation increasingly focuses on Keith, Eric must counsel his son, find him a lawyer, protect him from the community's steadily growing suspicion. Except that Eric is not so sure his son is innocent. And if Keith is not . . . and might do the same thing again . . . what then should a father do?

Red Leaves is a story of broken trust and one man's heroic effort to hold fast the ties that bind him to everything he loves.

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User Review  - mikedraper - LibraryThing

This book reminded me of the Biblical story of Job. Like Job, Eric Moore, had pretty much everything, he had a successful job, was looked up to in the community and a good family. One night, his ... Read full review

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User Review  - grigoro - LibraryThing

Beautifully written. A tragic telling of the disintegration of a family after a 15-year old is investigated in the disappearance of a 6-year old he was babysitting. Although I read this book with unease, I couldn't put it down. Read full review

About the author (2006)

THOMAS H. COOK is the author of eighteen novels and two works of nonfiction. He has been nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award five times in four different categories, and his novel The Chatham School Affair won the Edgar for Best Novel. He lives in New York City and Cape Cod.

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