All Things Cease to Appear: A novel
Late one winter afternoon in upstate New York, George Clare comes home to find his wife murdered and their three-year-old daughter alone--for how many hours?--in her room down the hall. He had recently, begrudgingly, taken a position at the private college nearby teaching art history, and moved... show more
Late one winter afternoon in upstate New York, George Clare comes home to find his wife murdered and their three-year-old daughter alone--for how many hours?--in her room down the hall. He had recently, begrudgingly, taken a position at the private college nearby teaching art history, and moved his family into this tight-knit, impoverished town. And he is the immediate suspect--the question of his guilt echoing in a story shot through with secrets both personal and professional. While his parents rescue him from suspicion, a persistent cop is stymied at every turn in proving Clare a heartless murderer. The pall of death is ongoing, and relentless; behind one crime are others, and more than twenty years will pass before a hard kind of justice is finally served. At once a classic "who-dun-it" that morphs into a "why-and-how-dun-it," this is also a rich and complex portrait of a psychopath and a marriage, and an astute study of the various taints that can scar very different families, and even an entire community.
Publish date: 2016
Publisher: Riverrun Bookstore Inc
Pages no: 404
Edition language: English
I received a free hardback copy of All Things Cease to Appear from the publisher in return for an honest review. Thank you, Quercus! I don't know where to start with my review for this one. I found the book to be a slow burner and very frustrating to read at times, but I also found that I was draw...
George brings his daughter over to the neighbors. Something happened to his wife, he said. Turns out his wife ended up with an axe in her skull. The only possible witness was their 3 year old daughter for who knows how long? George becomes the immediate suspect and we're off in 'All Things Cease To ...
I loved every minute of this book about two tragic families, first the Hale family and then the Clare family. I didn’t want the book to end but I feel the story will haunt my heart and mind for some time to come so it’s not really out of my life yet. George Clare appears at his neighbor’s home one...