The Guilty One

The Guilty One

Book - 2015
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The day Ron Isherwood calls Maris Vacanti from the Golden Gate Bridge, asking if he should jump, is the day Maris's world completely transforms. Maris has been consumed with grief and anger since her teenage daughter was found dead at the hands of Ron's son. Her marriage is in pieces and her routine shattered. Now, burdened with a terrible choice by a man whose existence is forever entwined with hers- a fellow parent breaking under the weight of the past- she gathers her courage and walks out on her shelted suburban life.
Publisher: London, Head of Zeus,, 2015.
ISBN: 9781781856888
9781781856895
Characteristics: 313 pages ; 24 cm.

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MamaLovesBooks
Apr 03, 2017

Not one of her best books. I kept waiting for a different ending. I guess in that respect, it was a surprise ending. There were moments of severe discomfort - abuse, murder, kids involved... do you really want to read about how a 16 yr old girl was brutally murdered? Or about a parent physically abusing (breaking the arm of) their toddler because they were mad and couldn't control themselves? In retrospect, I would have skipped this book. If you can stomach that kind of story, it was quite interesting.

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