Lori Cranston is looking for someone who will be tender with her. Eric Poole is looking for someone to be tender with. He is counting the days until his release from youth custody. Soon he'll be free to pursue them all. They begin a journey that will either save or destroy them.
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Released from juvenile detention after serving time for killing his parents, the disturbed Eric becomes obsessed with finding teenage girls to seduce and murder before meeting the equally troubled Lori.From the Publisher:
*"Cormier is in top form in this cilling portrait...a sense of 'tenderness' pervades this gripping tale."
-- School Library Journal, starred review
"Cormier's latest is a mesmerizing plunge into the mind of a psychopathic teen killer that is both deeply disturbing and utterly compelling."
"A serial killer; an aging cop with a hunch; an impulsive 15-year-old runaway: Three familiar characters are spun by a master of suspense into another disturbing study in emotional dysfunction."
"Rarely has Cormier's irony been darker...readers will stay on the edge of their seats."
-- Publishers Weekly
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