A Rip in Heaven: A Memoir of Murder and Its Aftermath

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Penguin, 2004 - True Crime - 302 pages
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It was a headline story in the New York Times and USA Today. It was covered by Court TV and profiled on the Ricki Lake Show. Now, here is the intimate memoir of a shocking crime and its aftermath...one family's immediate and unforgettable story of what victims can suffer long after they should be safe.
 

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Well written Memoire of a devasting family tragedy. The author shares her experience from the heart, soul and eyes of a teenager whose life changes by a single evening of evil acts commited on her ... Read full review

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An excellent memoir and true crime saga. It made me think about some issues, such as the death penalty and victims' rights. It took me about 50 pages or so to really get into it, then I couldn't put it down. An amazing work for a first time author. Read full review

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Contents

PROLOGUE
1
CHAPTER ONE
3
CHAPTER TWO
12
CHAPTER THREE
30
CHAPTER FOUR
39
CHAPTER FIVE
59
CHAPTER SIX
72
CHAPTER SEVEN
91
CHAPTER NINE
147
CHAPTER TEN
159
CHAPTER ELEVEN
182
CHAPTER TWELVE
205
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
222
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
243
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
267
AFTERWORD
298

CHAPTER EIGHT
116

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Jeanine Cummins is the author of the bestselling memoir A Rip in Heaven, which People magazine called: “…a straightforward, expertly paced narrative that reads like a novel.” She lives in New York City

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