Border Crossing

Border Crossing

Paperback (04 Apr 2002) | English

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Synopsis

An unflinching novel on the nature of evil from the Booker Prize-winning and Women's Prize-shortlisted author of The Silence of the Girls

'Rich, surprising, breathtaking' The Times

'A tremendous piece of writing, sad and terrifying. It keeps you reading, exhausted and blurry-eyed, until 2am' Independent on Sunday

'Barker probes not only the mysteries of 'evil' but society's horrified and incoherent response to it' Guardian

'Brilliantly crafted. Unflinching yet sensitive, this is a dark story expertly told' Daily Mail

When Tom Seymour, a child psychologist, plunges into a river to save a young man from drowning, he unwittingly reopens a chapter from his past he'd hoped to forget. For Tom already knows Danny Miller. When Danny was ten Tom helped imprison him for the killing of an old woman. Now out of prison with a new identity, Danny has some questions - questions he thinks only Tom can answer.

Reluctantly, Tom is drawn back into Danny's world - a place where the border between good and evil, innocence and guilt is blurred and confused. But when Danny's demands on Tom become extreme, Tom wonders whether he has crossed a line of his own - and in crossing it, can he ever go back?

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Book information

ISBN: 9780140270747
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 272g
Height: 193mm
Width: 126mm
Spine width: 20mm