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Sandrine's Case

by Thomas H. Cook

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Sandrine's Case by Thomas H. Cook
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  • Published Aug 2013
    352 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Thomas H. Cook offers one of his most compelling novels ever in Sandrine's Case, in which a college professor falls in love with his wife all over again...while on trial for her murder.

Samuel Madison always wondered what Sandrine saw in him. He was a meek, stuffy doctorate student, and she a brilliant, beautiful, bohemian with limitless talents and imagination. On the surface their relationship and marriage seemed perfectly tranquil: jobs at the same small, liberal arts college, a precocious young daughter, a home filled with art and literature, and trips to some of the world's most beautiful cities and towns. And then one night Sandrine is found dead in their bed and Samuel is accused of her murder.

As the truth about their often tumultuous relationship comes to light, Samuel must face a town and media convinced of his guilt, a daughter whose faith in her father has been shaken to its core, and astonishing revelations about his wife that make him fall in love with her for a second time. A searing novel about love lost and rediscovered, from one of our greatest chroniclers of the human heart.

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"This crime novel, one of his best, builds to an unforeseen, but earned, climax." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. A marvelous tale of human nature." - Kirkus

"Another fine effort from the always insightful Cook." - Booklist

"Sandrine's Case is a story of love lost and rediscovered during the course of a murder trial. Who but Thomas H. Cook could blend love and death with such seamless elegance? He remains one of my favorite writers." - Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author of author of Stay Close and Six Years

"A tender love story in the form of a tense courtroom drama, Sandrine's Case is mystery, metaphor, and morality wrapped together in a nifty package, a chance to observe grace (or treachery) under pressure. Thomas H. Cook's elegant new novel offers all that great narrative pleasure. You'll be baffled right up to the Wow of an ending. What a terrific story!" - Susan Isaacs, author of Compromising Positions and Goldberg Variations

"Who could write a gripping novel of tenderness and mercy - its subject a woman who might have decided to frame her husband for her own suspicious death? Thomas H. Cook has done just this. In his prime as a master storyteller, he goes from strength to strength." - Jacqueline Mitchard, bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean

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Thomas H. Cook

Thomas H. Cook is a legendary figure in crime writing. He has been nominated for the Edgar seven times in five different categories. He is the recipient of the Best Novel Edgar for The Chatham School Affair, the Martin Beck Award of the Swedish Academy of Detection, the Herodotus Prize for Best Historical Short Story, and the Barry for Best Novel for Red Leaves. His most recent novel was the critically acclaimed The Crime of Julian Wells. He splits his time between New York City and Cape Cod.

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