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In Guilty Night

Taylor, Alison G.

Published by Robert Hale Ltd, London, United Kingdom, 1996
ISBN 10: 0709056729 / ISBN 13: 9780709056720
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Title: In Guilty Night

Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd, London, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Boldly SIGNED By Author on a Bookplate Laid-in

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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In a clear Brodart mylar jacket. A beautiful unread copy. Author's scarce second novel. In North Wales, DCI Michael McKenna and his squad investigate the death of fourteen-year-old Arwel Thomas, a victim of sexual abuse who was on the run from a children's home, who was found dead in a railway tunnel outside. Author has worked in the childcare industry and was dismissed foor the concerns she raised. In 2000, she was vindicated when the Waterhouse Report on child abuse backed up her claims.A very light crease to flyleaf. Bookseller Inventory # 1002566

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Synopsis: On a freezing November night, 14-year-old Arwel Thomas, a victim of sexual abuse and on the run from a children's home, is found dead in a railway tunnel outside Bangor. DCI Michael McKenna and his colleagues are drawn in to the relationships and power struggles surrounding Arwel and his peers in the claustrophobic world of childcare institutions where nothing and no one can be taken at face value, where ethical structures collapse in the face of expediency and greed, and where Elias ab Elis and his wife, blessed with worldly wealth, are cursed and impoverished by Elis' dark past and their own tragedy. McKenna finds families existing in a twilight of ignorance and stupidity, children consigned to the scrap-heap of life, and is forced to confront his own frailties through his involvement with Elis, and with Carol, Arwel's older sister. Arwel was the centre of his sister's universe, and his death causes a psychological upheaval of cataclysmic proportions.

From the Inside Flap: On a freezing November night, 14-year-old Arwel Thomas, turns up dead in a railway tunnel outside Bangor, an apparent victim of sexual abuse and a runaway from the local children's home.

DCI Michael McKenna and his colleagues are slowly drawn in to the web of relationships and power struggles surrounding Arwel and his peers in the claustrophobic world of childcare institution, where nothing and no one can be taken at face value and ethical structures bow to expediency and greed. A world in which they find Elias ab Elis and his wife, blessed with worldly wealth, lurking in the shadows, cursed and impoverished by their own dark tragedies.

In this dark world McKenna finds families existing in a twilight of ignorance and stupidity and children consigned to the scrap-heap of life. Forced to confront his own frailties through his investigations, McKenna must probe the underbelly of this seamy culture in order to get at the truth, however destructive it may be.


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