Titolo: The Kept
Casa editrice: HarperCollins and Blackstone Audio
Data di pubblicazione: 2014
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Codice inventario libreria 9781482991178-3
Riassunto: [Read by Kate Udall]
In the winter of 1897, a trio of killers descends upon an isolated farm in upstate New York. Midwife Elspeth Howell returns home to the carnage: her husband, and four of her children, murdered. Before she can discover her remaining son Caleb, alive and hiding in the kitchen pantry, another shot rings out over the snow-covered valley. Twelve-year-old Caleb must tend to his mother until she recovers enough for them to take to the frozen wilderness in search of the men responsible. They are led to a rough-hewn lake town, defined by the violence both of its landscape and its inhabitants. There Caleb is forced into a brutal adulthood and slowly begins to discover truths he never expected.
Recensione: An Amazon Best Book of the Month, January 2014: If someone were to tell you that The Kept involved cross dressing and serial murder, you?d be forgiven for thinking you?d stumbled on a new contemporary thriller. But James Scott?s debut, while thrilling, is set in rural upstate New York c: 1900. It tells the story of a mother and son who set off for a rough, rural town in search of the killers who murdered their family; there, they make some discoveries, all right--not just about the criminals, but also about their own damaged selves. This debut is not for the faint of heart--look for reviews that compare it to the work of Cormac ( The Road) McCarthy. But it will grab you from the first line--?Elspeth Howell was a sinner?--and haunt you well past the discovery that Elspeth?s sins are both lesser and greater than you first thought. This is one profound and disturbing book from a writer to watch. -- Sara Nelson
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