Fractured Truth

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 22, 2003 - Fiction - 352 pages
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In The House on Sprucewood Lane, Caroline Slate established herself as a distinctive new voice in psychological suspense, a writer who creates characters so rounded the reader can hear their ragged breathing (Publishers Weekly). Now, in this highly charged story of love and trust turned inside out, she crafts a tale of passion and intrigue, murder and betrayal -- friendship and love. One moment is all it takes to change the course of a life. An instant in time, and a world is forever altered. For successful young jewelry designer Grace Leshansky that moment came when she shot and killed her charismatic con-man husband, Paul Boudreau. Grace never denied the act, never spoke about the moments just before, when her finger tightened around the trigger -- when Paul ripped her world apart with one more lie. Or was it a truth? Manslaughter: to Grace's ear the slaughter of a man sounded worse than murder. It still does seven years later when she's released from prison -- a woman indelibly changed. She returns to New York City, where she finds everything that mattered to her gone. She fiercely misses her father, George, a charming, hapless gambler with a taste for the company of gangsters. But George Leshansky's dead now, killed to prevent his turning FBI witness -- or perhaps, just perhaps, he is alive. As she searches for a way to live with the past and in the present, Grace confronts more memories than she can bear and a few questions she may no longer be brave enough to ask. Almost immediately, risks begin to surface from every direction: Gabriel McCail, a reporter bent on exposing Paul's treacherous life in an insider biography, threatens to stir up the past; and Michael Pyatt, the beautiful boy who loved and left her at seventeen, is back, possibly with information about her father. Will Grace have the courage to face the answers to her questions, or will her quest for the truth jeopardize her newly won freedom, and the lives of those she holds most dear?
 

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Contents

Jewelry Designer Kills Husband
1
Chapter One
3
Chapter Two
16
Chapter Three
22
Chapter Four
27
Chapter Five
32
Chapter Six
40
Chapter Seven
52
Chapter TwentyOne
183
Chapter TwentyTwo
189
Chapter TwentyThree
202
Chapter TwentyFour
210
Chapter TwentyFive
222
Chapter TwentySix
228
Chapter TwentySeven
244
Chapter TwentyEight
253

Chapter Eight
62
Chapter Nine
78
Chapter Ten
89
Chapter Eleven
97
Chapter Twelve
108
Chapter Thirteen
114
Chapter Fourteen
119
Chapter Fifteen
130
Chapter Sixteen
138
Chapter Seventeen
146
Chapter Eighteen
157
Chapter Nineteen
165
Chapter Twenty
171
Chapter TwentyNine
259
Chapter Thirty
264
Chapter ThirtyOne
271
Chapter ThirtyTwo
274
Chapter ThirtyThree
284
Chapter ThirtyFour
294
Chapter ThirtyFive
299
Chapter ThirtySix
310
Chapter ThirtySeven
320
Chapter ThirtyEight
326
Chapter ThirtyNine
334
After
340
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About the author (2003)

Caroline Slate has worked as an actress, television spokesperson, realestate broker, and executive search consultant. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

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