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Violation by Darian North


by Darian North

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Best-selling author Darian North’s Violation is a tightly woven, psychologically complex mystery. It is both fast-paced suspense and a heart-rending look at the long term effects of violent crime on its victims. At the age of 17 Thea Auben was raped, beaten and left for dead. Fourteen years later, she lives under an assumed name in a carefully constructed online world. Her only real relationship is with her son David. She has done everything in her power to protect David from the truth about his conception, but he is no longer satisfied by her vague answers about his father. With the help of a cyber-friend, David runs away to discover what his mother is hiding. Now, Thea is forced to confront her past in a desperate search to find David before it is too late. Ed Sala’s masterful narration deftly conveys both the unending suspense and raw emotion of Darian North’s powerful and deeply moving story.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451179153, Mass Market Paperback)

The most powerful and controversial thriller of the year...

...from the national bestselling author of Bone Deep and Thief Of Souls

Years ago, a woman survived the most horrifying ordeal of her life. Now, the secret past that she's tried so hard to bury is reaching out to claim the one thing she cares for the most...her son.

"Violation has such primal power that the story eventually swallows you up. Not an easy accomplishment for most authors, but North is unlike most suspense writers."--Chicago Tribune

"North mines the deepest human emotions in this gripping and at times very disturbing novel; she grabs us by the heart and doesn't let go."--Redbook

"An involving novel of psychological suspense."--Publishers Weekly

"First rate...harrowing, taut, clear, and compassionate."--Boston Globe

"Fresh and exciting...This well-constructed thriller offers an unsettling, unflinchingly realistic portrayal of the aftermath of rape."--Booklist

"Her best yet."--Kirkus Reviews

Special for the NAL edition--the author herself will discuss the book's themes of rape and recovery

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Troubling story of a young woman, left comatose and pregnant after a brutal attack, who must confront her past when the son born of that attack, now 13, starts asking about his father.

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