The Sleeping Boy

The Sleeping Boy

A Novel

eBook - 2005
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A murder-suicide leaves a young boy in a coma. Just another story on the six o'clock news. Just another casualty of an unhappy marriage. The cops have seen it all before. Just not in this neighbourhood . . .

Dr. Leah Mallick had a life others could only covet. Beautiful, effortlessly intelligent, irresistibly charming, she stood at the centre of the nation's influence and power. So when Mallick and her husband are found dead with their cold fingers entwined and their hopelessly damaged son clinging to life, they leave behind a string of baffling questions - including who was victim and who was murderer.

Lieutenant Anne Shannon, harbouring her own secret knowledge of heartbreak, begins the investigation by asking what would drive a loving person to murder a spouse and a child. In the midst of the media storm surrounding the case, Shannon forms a reluctant partnership with Susan Shaw, a well-connected bureaucrat who knows more about Leah Mallick than she can afford to admit. As they piece together the shards of the Mallicks' broken life, the two women come to understand that their everyday world is ruled by the shadowy forces of big business, the medical industry, politics, and tabloid journalism. And they find themselves both pawns and players in a surprising endgame with life-or-death consequences.

From the Paperback edition.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Seal Books, 2005, c2003
Edition: Seal Book ed
ISBN: 9780385673273
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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