The Lost Night: A Daughter's Search For The Truth Of Her Father's Murder
A deeply moving story of one womanÂ's search for truth and meaning in the aftermath of her father's unsolved murder.
On the night of June 22, 1986, ten-year-old Rachel Howard woke to a disturbing sight: pools of blood on the hallway carpet and a glimpse of her father clutching his stabbed throat. Stan Howard died minutes later, and his bizarre small-town murder was never solved. RachelÂ's father was thirty-two, a laid-back, handsome man who loved the music of Rod Stewart and had no known enemies. Faced with her familyÂ's shock, Rachel decided she would cope the only way she knew how: By keeping silent and trying to pretend the murder had never happened.
Now, seventeen years later and recently engaged, Rachel attempts to uncover for herself what happened that night. Finally reconnecting with her fatherÂ's family, she sorts through her relativesÂ' memories of his death and presses the less-than-helpful detectives. Still bewildered, she seeks the only other two people present at the murder: her former stepmother and stepbrother, neither of whom she has seen since her fatherÂ's funeral. The result is a tender portrait of a father and a keen investigation of memory, truth, and how a family moves on from a tragedy for which they may never find answers.
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Review: The Lost Night: A Daughter's Search for the Truth of Her Father's MurderUser Review - Jesaka Long - Goodreads
That Rachel Howard could approach writing her story with enough distance to draw full, believable portrayals of people like her stepmother is very impressive. It would have been so easy for the author ... Read full review
Review: The Lost Night: A Daughter's Search for the Truth of Her Father's MurderUser Review - Sue Rowland - Goodreads
I usually only list 5 star books. My review is on Amazon.com. Met the author at a reading in Ukiah, California years ago. Read it for yourself and learn how good writers can give the reader that ... Read full review