Cage of Stars

Author(s): Jacquelyn Mitchard

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A beautiful late autumn day, an innocent game of hide-and-seek ÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂæ but when twelve-year-old Ronnie Swan emerges from her hiding-place, she finds the brutally murdered bodies of her two little sisters. Nearby, a complete stranger, covered in blood, sits sobbing on the family picnic table. The killer, Scott Early, is schizophrenic. And although her parents somehow find the strength to forgive him, Ronnie cannot. Over the years, calmly, systematically, she plans her revenge. But as she closes in on Early, Ronnie will discover the true meaning of sin and compassion ÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂàand her decision will change her and her familyÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs lives for ever.

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'Cage of Stars" explores one family's irrevocable change in an instant of violence ... Jacquelyn Mitchard just keeps getting better and better' -- Jodi Picoult 'A thrill-ride of a novel -- psychologically gripping, wonderfully paced; a marvellously rendered portrait of the way violence colours our lives. This is the break-out read of the year' -- Karin Slaughter 'Cage of Stars" is vintage Mitchard' -- Jane Hamilton 'A first-rate storyteller' -- Newsweek 'Jacquelyn Mitchard renders her characters flawlessly, endowing them with a humanity that is both accessibly grounded and astonishingly deep' -- Booklist

Jacquelyn Mitchard is a former newspaper columnist and now lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband and seven children

General Fields

  • : 9780719569630
  • : John Murray General Publishing Division
  • : John Murray Publishers Ltd
  • : May 2007
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jacquelyn Mitchard
  • : Paperback
  • : 01
  • : 336