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Rupture (edition 2010)
by Simon Lelic
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0670021504, Hardcover)
A stunning debut novel that unravels the hidden story behind a school shooting
It should be an open-and-shut case. Samuel Szajkowski, a recently hired history teacher, walked into a school assembly with a gun and murdered three students and a colleague before turning the weapon on himself. It was a tragedy that could not have been predicted. Szajkowski, it seems clear, was a psychopath beyond help. Yet as Detective Inspector Lucia May- the only woman in her high-testosterone office in the Criminal Investigations Department-begins to piece together the testimonies of the various witnesses, an uglier and more complex picture emerges, calling into question the innocence of others. But no one, including Lucia's boss, is interested.
As the pressure to close the case builds and her colleagues' sexism takes a sinister turn, Lucia begins to realize that she has more in common with the killer than she could have imagined, and she becomes determined to expose the truth. Brilliantly interweaving the witnesses' accounts with Lucia's own perspective, A Thousand Cuts is a narrative tour de force from a formidable new voice in fiction.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:50:24 -0500)
In the aftermath of a school shooting in which a teacher killed three students and a colleague before turning the gun on himself, Detective Inspector Lucia May pieces together witness testimonies and discovers a more sinister truth that her superiors arenot interested in revealing.
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