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Letters to My Daughter's Killer Audiobook

Letters to My Daughter's Killer

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Publisher's Summary

Grandmother Ruth Sutton writes to the man she hates more than anyone else on the planet: the man who she believes killed her daughter Lizzie in a brutal attack four years earlier.

In writing to him Ruth hopes to exorcise the corrosive emotions that are destroying her life, to find the truth and with it release and a way forward. Whether she can ever truly forgive him is another matter - but the letters are her last, best hope. Letters to My Daughter's Killer exposes the aftermath of violent crime for an ordinary family and explores fundamental questions of crime and punishment. Can we really forgive those who do us the gravest wrong? Could you?

©2014 Cath Staincliffe (P)2014 Soundings

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    Louise Hartgen 08/04/2015
    Louise Hartgen 08/04/2015 Member Since 2014
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Letters to My Daughter's Killer to be better than the print version?

    Yes, much better, having someone read this to me gave the book a completely new dimension that I would not have got if I had simply read it in Kindle or other EBook format.


    What other book might you compare Letters to My Daughter's Killer to, and why?

    I've never read a book quite like this, but in terms of keeping me glued to it and totally wrenching my heart, leaving me completely wrung out at the end, it reminds me of "Room" by Emma Donoghue.


    What about Julia Franklin’s performance did you like?

    Some narators just read. The really great ones take on a character, a voice, and act. Julia's voice is not accented, when speaking naturally it sounds quite different to how she narrates this book, but she has given Ruth Sutton a voice, a personality, she brings her alive.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, but I can't go into details for fear of spoiling it for others. Suffice it to say there was one moment when I had tears running down my cheeks.


    Any additional comments?

    This book grabbed me from the first sentence and I couldn't stop till I'd finished the whole thing. It's a heartbreaking, hard-hitting, immensely powerful and emotional read.

    A woman's life turns from normality to a mailstrom of tragedy and chaos on learning that her only daughter has been brutally murdered. More shattering shocks fall on her and she struggles to come to terms with the identity of the killer, of his refusal to admit his guilt and for her desperate need to know the truth and achieve some closure. As she is still entombed in bitterness, rage and hatred four years after her daughter's death she initiates a restorative justice plan, beginning by sending the killer a series of letters and exerpts from her journal.

    I have never been a mother or a grandmother, this woman's life is different to mine in most respects you could think of but I totally felt her tearing emotions and related to her at every stage of her story. It also helped that the book was beautifully and sensitively narated, something one cannot always rely on, sadly. This book is not a comfortable experience, it is not a crime novel in the usual sense, but it is a totally truthful and gripping story and probably one of the top three most moving books I have ever read.

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    Stefanie 11/03/2015
    Stefanie 11/03/2015
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    Very well read . Excellent story, I couldn't put it down. Written extremely well. I do love Caths books. Highly recommended

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    Colette ValeGuernsey 08/11/2014
    Colette ValeGuernsey 08/11/2014 Member Since 2008
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    "Gripping and Heartbreaking"

    Couldn't put this down. Hard to review without including spoilers, but seeing the impact of the crime from the family's point of view was sad. Beautifully read.

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