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The Measure of the Moon
by Lisa Preston


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"If you ever say anything to anyone, they all die."

When eight-year-old Greer Donner falls off his horse in the Washington wilderness, he braces himself to face the long hike home alone. But screams pierce the darkness, and he stumbles upon a dead-end road where a man is beating a woman--nearly to death.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"If you ever say anything to anyone, they all die."

When eight-year-old Greer Donner falls off his horse in the Washington wilderness, he braces himself to face the long hike home alone. But screams pierce the darkness, and he stumbles upon a dead-end road where a man is beating a woman--nearly to death. In a moment of courage, he stops the assault, but he's left to face the man, who turns his wrath into an ominous threat: if the boy ever reveals what he has seen, his family will pay the ultimate price. The secret Greer now carries begins his emotional unraveling.

In Seattle, Gillian Trett is a photographer with a troubled marriage and a childhood she's trying to forget. Domestic tension mounts when her husband's stepsister arrives. Desperate for a distraction, and a way to advance her career, Gillian throws herself into uncovering the history behind an old man's Holocaust photo of boys in a forest. The mysterious children and the truth behind the scene haunt her--she can't let go of the image, or of her own shadowed past.

Then a horrifying revelation entangles Gillian's path with young Greer's. The boy and the woman, separated by a generation and a hundred miles, each confront the terrible power of harbored secrets--not only to eclipse the truth but also to illuminate the dark, unknown dimensions of their loved ones and themselves.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781503937574
  • ISBN-10: 1503937577
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
  • Publish Date: April 2017
  • Page Count: 336
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Thrillers - Suspense
Books > Fiction > Contemporary Women

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2017-02-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

Childhood traumas reverberate throughout Prestons (Orchids and Stone) gripping thriller set in Washington State. One night in the woods, eight-year-old Greer Donner runs across a man beating a woman. When the man threatens to kill anyone Greer tells about the beating, the boy, whos revealed his name and where he lives, is terrified. The members of Greers close, raucous family, which includes five adult brothers and sisters, are later worried when Greers behavior changes under the weight of this secret. Meanwhile, freelance photographer Gillian Trett, who suffered from growing up with alcoholic parents, plans to leave her unbelievably saintly husband. Yet a third plotline involves a WWII-era photo. As the stories converge, Preston milks each of them for every bit of drama and horror. Readers will sympathize more with the well-delineated members of the Donner family than with the less distinctive characters in the Gillian chapters. Agent: Mark Gottlieb, Trident Media Group. (Apr.)

 
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