The Lost Night: A Daughter's Search for the Truth of Her Father's Murder
A deeply moving story of one woman┬'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. Rachel┬'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 family┬'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 father┬'s family, she sorts through her relatives┬' 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 father┬'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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THE LOST NIGHT: A Daughter's Search for the Truth of Her Father's MurderUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A young woman tries to reconcile her memories of her father's murder with the recollections of others.Howard—dance critic and book reviewer for the San Francisco Chronicle—was ten in 1986, when her ... Read full review
The Lost Night: A Daughter's Search for the Truth of Her Father's MurderUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Howard was only ten years old and asleep in the next room when her father was murdered in their Merced, CA, home. Nothing was stolen, and police uncovered no clues. Why was a family man with no ... Read full review