Red Leaves

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Harcourt, 2006 - Fiction - 289 pages
45 Reviews
Eric Moore has a prosperous business, a comfortable home, a stable family life in a quiet town. Then, on an ordinary night, his teenage son Keith babysits Amy Giordano, the eight-year-old daughter of a neighboring family. The next morning Amy is missing, and Eric isn't sure his son is innocent.

In his desperate attempt to hold his family together by proving his-and the community's-suspicions wrong, Eric finds himself in a vortex of doubt and broken trust. What should he make of Keith's strange behavior? Of his wife's furtive phone calls to a colleague? Of his brother's hints that he knows things he's afraid to say?

In a "heart-wrenching and gut-wrenching" (New York Daily News) race against time and mistrust, Eric must discover what has happened to Amy Giordano and face the long-buried family secrets he has so carefully ignored.

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User Review  - Eric Townsend - Goodreads

One of the most fascinating parts of Red Leaves was the developing psychosis of the main character Eric. As he learns more about the situation his family, and more specifically Keith, has been caught ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elaine - Goodreads

I've always been a Pollyanna reader: I want happy books with happy endings. So, then, why did I read "Red Leaves?" Dysfunctional families. Check. Child victims of violent crimes. Check. Hopelessly ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

THOMAS H. COOK has been nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award five times in four different categories, and won the Edgar for Best Novel for The Chatham School Affair. He lives in New York and Cape Cod.

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