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A Rip in Heaven

Jeanine Cummins

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True crime

A devastating true crime account of a murder that touched her own family, from the author of AMERICAN DIRT

The acclaimed author of AMERICAN DIRT reveals the devastating effects of a shocking tragedy in this landmark true crime book: the first ever to look intimately at the experiences of both the victims and their families.

A RIP IN HEAVEN is Jeanine Cummins' story of a night in April, 1991, when her two cousins Julie and Robin Kerry, and her brother, Tom, were assaulted on the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, which spans the Mississippi River just outside of St. Louis.

When, after a harrowing ordeal, Tom managed to escape the attackers and flag down help, he thought the nightmare would soon be over. He couldn't have been more wrong. Tom, his sister Jeanine, and their entire family were just at the beginning of a horrific odyssey through the aftermath of a violent crime, a world of shocking betrayal, endless heartbreak, and utter disillusionment. It was a trial by fire from which no family member would emerge unscathed.

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Praise for A Rip in Heaven

  • A wrenching tale of a notorious murder's long echoes for its survivors . . . [an] apt tribute to family endurance in the face of grievous loss

  • Cummins recounts the wrenching drama in a straightforward, expertly paced narrative that reads like a novel - People

  • Cummins presents a mesmerizing, highly balanced memoir. . . . [A] compelling, novel-like account . . . highly admirable - Publishers Weekly

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