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Rupture

Author: Simon Lelic
Publisher: Oxford : ISIS Large Print, 2011.
Series: Isis large print
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the depths of a sweltering summer, teacher Samuel Szajkowski walks into his school assembly and opens fire. He kills three pupils and a colleague before turning the gun on himself. Lucia May, the young policewoman who is assigned the case, is expected to wrap up things quickly and without fuss. The incident is a tragedy that could not have been predicted and Szajkowski, it seems clear, was a psychopath beyond  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Large type books
Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Lelic
OCLC Number: 1194910392
Notes: Originally published: London: Picador, 2010.
Description: 1 online resource (309 pages).
Series Title: Isis large print
Responsibility: Simon Lelic.

Abstract:

"In the depths of a sweltering summer, teacher Samuel Szajkowski walks into his school assembly and opens fire. He kills three pupils and a colleague before turning the gun on himself. Lucia May, the young policewoman who is assigned the case, is expected to wrap up things quickly and without fuss. The incident is a tragedy that could not have been predicted and Szajkowski, it seems clear, was a psychopath beyond help. Soon, however, Lucia becomes preoccupied with the question no one else seems to want to ask: what drove a mild-mannered, diffident school teacher to commit such a despicable crime? Piecing together the testimonies of the teachers and children at the school, Lucia discovers an uglier, more complex picture of the months leading up to the shooting. She realises too that she has more in common with Szajkowski than she could have imagined. As the pressure to bury the case builds, she becomes determined to tell the truth about what happened, whatever the consequences . . ."--Publisher description.

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