By Mary McGarry Morris
Readers and critics were enchanted through Mary McGarry Morris’s unforgettable characters and masterly use of suspense in her 4 previous novels, together with the bestselling Songs in usual Time. In her most recent travel de strength, Gordon Loomis returns to a replaced international after twenty-five years in felony. His previous local is blighted by means of drug buyers; his brother is raring to aid yet is just too stuck up in his personal lifestyles; his unswerving good friend Delores makes him become aware of that he’s simply as fearful of relationships as he's of going again to penal complex; and his inherent decency attracts the eye of a hungry baby whose survival threatens the delicate stability that's Gordon’s freedom.
Compelling and taut, suspenseful and compassionate, A gap within the Universe will proceed to resonate lengthy after the final web page is turned.
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She’d seen him last, being led, pushed from his house with bloody gashes down both arms. She watched him squeeze between the bushes into his own yard. There had always been a constant glare in the cells from the corridor lights. He sat on the sofa, enjoying the darkness, though he still wasn’t used to sleeping in it. Or in silence. In the beginning he’d had a succession of cellmates, most older than he was. He had managed to bunk alone these last few years by taking the smallest cell. His cot had been the length of the wall, with no room to stretch his feet over the end.
CHAPTER 1 “ The way to look at it is, that was somebody else, some eighteen-year-old kid with the same name. ” His brother, Dennis, sat at the foot of the bed, watching him in the mirror. ” Gordon Loomis squinted through the blur of sweat. The jug-eared face was the same, bland, the deep chin cleft its only discernible feature. He dragged his starched sleeve across his forehead. He still wasn’t used to the heat of a proper room. The closeness of his brother’s voice seemed the only air to breathe.
They blamed their son’s death on Gordon. They said poor Jerry never got over the shame and the guilt of being unable to help Mrs. Walters, who had always been so kind to him. To be again condemned and humiliated so publicly devastated Gordon’s mother. She took a leave of absence from work and for six months seldom left the house. She stopped writing to Gordon and visited him only once. Soon after came his father’s first stroke. Gordon’s hands locked on his knees. Everything in the little room seemed crooked and out of place.
A Hole in the Universe by Mary McGarry Morris