Tenderness: A Novel
Eighteen-year-old Eric has just been released from juvenile detention formurdering his mother and stepfather. Now he's looking fortenderness--tenderness he finds in caressing and killing beautiful girls.
Fifteen-year-old Lori has run away from home again. Emotionally naive butsexually precocious, she is also looking for tenderness--tenderness she findsin Eric. Will Lori and Eric be each other's salvation or destruction? Toldfrom their alternating points of view, this harrowing thriller speeds to itsfateful conclusion with an irresistible force, and a final twist that will notbe easily forgotten.
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*"Cormier is in top form in this cilling portrait...a sense of 'tenderness' pervades this gripping tale."
"Cormier's latest is a mesmerizing plunge into the mind of a psychopathic teenkiller that is both deeply disturbing and utterly compelling."
"A serial killer; an aging cop with a hunch; an impulsive 15-year-oldrunaway: Three familiar characters are spun by a master of suspense intoanother disturbing study in emotional dysfunction."
"Rarely has Cormier's irony been darker...readers will stay on the edge of their seats."
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Review: TendernessUser Review - Amy - Goodreads
This novel certainly has an interesting premise: it is narrated by several characters. The main characters are Eric, a teenage serial killer, and Lori, a strangely obsessive girl (whose most recent ... Read full review
Review: TendernessUser Review - Charlsty Joyce - Goodreads
Summary Tenderness by: Robert Cormier Eric Poole is a young, 18 year old socio/psychopath, that kills and caresses girls that are beautiful, tall, and thin. They also have dark hair, eyes, and olive ... Read full review