Red Leaves by Thomas H. Cook

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Eric Moore has reason to be happy. He has a prosperous business, a comfortable home, a stable family life in a quiet town. Then, on an ordinary night, his teenage son Keith is asked to babysit Amy Giordano, the eight-year-old daughter of a neighboring family. The next morning Amy is missing.

Suddenly Eric is one of the stricken parents he has seen on television, professing faith in his child's innocence. As the police investigation increasingly focuses on Keith, Eric must counsel his son, find him a lawyer, protect him from the community's steadily growing suspicion. Except that Eric is not so sure his son is innocent. And if Keith is not . . . and might do the same thing again . . . what then should a father do?

Red Leaves is a story of broken trust and one man's heroic effort to hold fast the ties that bind him to everything he loves.

About Thomas H. Cook

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THOMAS H. COOKhas been nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award five times in four different categories, and won the Edgar for Best Novel for The Chatham School Affair. He lives in New York and Cape Cod.
Published June 13, 2005 by Mariner Books. 308 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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In this affecting, if oddly flat, crime novel from Edgar-winner Cook (The Chatham School Affair), Eric Moore, a prosperous businessman, watches his safe, solid world disintegrate.

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In Thomas H Cook's intricate, perceptive mystery RED LEAVES, Eric Moore is a man who believes in simple pictures.

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Eric Moore thinks he has the perfect life.

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In a small American town, Eric Moore is living an uneventful life, with a wife and son and a small profitable business in the center of town.

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Then, one night, his teenage son Keith is asked to babysit Amy Giordano, the eight year old daughter of a neighbouring family.

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