A Rip in Heaven by Jeanine Cummins
A Memoir of Murder And Its Aftermath

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It was a headline story in the New York Times and USA Today. It was covered by Court TV and profiled on the Ricki Lake Show. Now, here is the intimate memoir of a shocking crime and its aftermath...one family's immediate and unforgettable story of what victims can suffer long after they should be safe.

About Jeanine Cummins

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Jeanine Cummins is the author of the bestselling memoir A Rip in Heaven, which People magazine called: "...a straightforward, expertly paced narrative that reads like a novel." She lives in New York City
Published June 1, 2004 by NAL. 332 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Cummins terms her debut “both a true crime [story] and a memoir,” intending it to celebrate the lives of her young cousins, Julie and Robin Kerry, killed during a chance encounter in the summer of 1991.

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On the night of April 4, 1991, during a spring-break family vacation to St. Louis, Cummins's 19-year-old brother, Tom, and his two female cousins were attacked while walking on the abandoned Old Chain of Rocks Bridge.

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In the early hours of April 5,1991, a brutal attack near St. Louis left two of Cummins's cousins dead—and her family emotionally scarred.

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