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Title:All the truth
Authors:Laura Fairchild Brodie
Info:New York : Berkley Books, 2012.
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Der Klappentext nimmt den Anfang vorweg: Im Haus der Professorin Emma geschieht ein grauenvolles Verbrechen - und deren fünfjährige Tochter Maggie ist Augenzeugin. Neun Jahre später scheint Maggie von ihrer Vergangenheit eingeholt zu werden: Ihre Alpträume kehren zurück und immer wieder auf's Neue blitzen kleine Erinnerungsstücke der grausamen Nacht in ihrem Bewusstsein auf. Dazu belastet sie das merkwürdige Verhältnis zu ihrer Mathematiklehrerin - ob diese mit den damaligen Geschehnissen etwas zu tun hat?
Was wie ein Thriller beginnt, entwickelt sich jedoch nach und nach zu einer Innenansicht der damals beteiligten Personen. Zwar versucht die Autorin, durch möglichst vielsagende Andeutungen höchstmögliche Spannung zu erzeugen, doch spätestens nach der ersten und wirklich verblüffenden Wendung kommt es zu keinen erwähnenswerten Überraschungen mehr. Statt dessen werden die damaligen Ereignisse nach und vor dem Verbrechen geschildert wie auch die aktuelle Situation, jeweils aus der Sicht der Betroffenen. Spannung entsteht so nur wenig, da ein ständiger Perspektiven- bzw. wie Zeitwechsel erfolgt. An manchen Stellen wird die Geschichte zudem etwas langatmig: Nicht alle Darstellungen der Protagonisten sind wirklich von Belang und man ahnt, dass hier die Interessen der Autorin vermutlich die Feder geführt haben. Aus welchem Grund beispielsweise der Polizist in den Genuss einer 'Hauptfigur' kommt, bleibt ebenfalls unklar.
Alles in allem liest sich der Roman leicht, schnell und (bis auf die erwähnten Schwächen) unterhaltsam - kein Muss, aber man kann. ( )
  Xirxe | Dec 2, 2014 |
ALL THE TRUTH by Laura Brodie is an inspiring and intriguing suspense. Ms. Brodie tells the story of the aftermath of one dark night long ago on a five year old Maggie Green,and its consequences of that night. The nightmares,its repercussions on three women,guilt,family loyalty,faith,the bond between mothers and daughters,the angst of the violence wrought upon a young family,the challenges afterwards,redemption,healing,and forgiveness. Letting go of such violence is a struggle and a challenge for a child,and even more so for an teenager as Maggie learns the truth of that awful night,she also discovers a link to recovery. A gut-wrenching,story of the power of healing and forgiveness. Ms. Brodie will keep you on your toes as the truth becomes clear. A powerful story!
Received for an honest review from the publisher. Details can be found at the author’s website,Berkley Books and My Book Addiction and More.

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Tell all the Truth but tell it slant-
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth's superb surprise
As Lightning to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind-

EMILY DICKINSON
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For Rachel
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Emma was smoothing a blanket across her daughter's shoulders when she first heard the voices.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425247635, Paperback)

One night can alter a life forever… 

Emma Greene enjoys living in rural solitude with her husband and five-year-old daughter, Maggie, far away from her college students in Jackson, Virginia. But late one night, with her husband away and her daughter upstairs in bed, some of Emma’s students trespass on her property. The ensuing confrontation changes Emma and Maggie’s life forever.

Nine years later, still plagued by nightmares from that evening, Maggie is living with her father in the same small town, and entering her first year of high school. She develops problems in class when her math teacher, a strange and lonely woman, begins to exhibit an odd interest in her.

In order to let go of the past, Maggie begins to piece together all the truth of what happened that night—and discovers a story of anger, guilt, and redemption.

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"One night can alter a life forever . . . Emma Greene enjoys living in rural solitude with her husband and five-year-old daughter, Maggie, far away from her college students in Jackson, Virginia. But late one night, with her husband away and her daughter upstairs in bed, some of Emma's students trespass on her property. The ensuing confrontation changes Emma's and Maggie's lives forever. Nine years later, still plagued by nightmares from that evening, Maggie is living with her father in the same small town, and entering her first year of high school. She develops problems in class when her math teacher, a strange and lonely woman, begins to exhibit an odd interest in her. In order to let go of the past, Maggie begins to piece together the truth of what happened that night--and discovers a story of anger, guilt, and redemption. "--… (more)

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