A Hole in the Universe by Mary McGarry Morris

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 traditional Time. In her most recent travel de strength, Gordon Loomis returns to a replaced international after twenty-five years in legal. His previous local is blighted via drug buyers; his brother is raring to assist yet is simply too stuck up in his personal lifestyles; his unswerving buddy Delores makes him observe that he’s simply as scared of relationships as he's of going again to prison; 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.

On the internet: http://www.marymcgarrymorris.com

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He had worked the last six hours a free man. He could do whatever he felt like, go wherever he wanted, could feel it pulse in his fingertips, the soles of his feet, electrifying, the shock of living, of just being here. The anxious chatter of squirrels rose to a high, quarrelsome pitch. In some nearby house, a baby wailed. A door squeaked open, then banged shut. Mrs. Jukas stood on her front porch, white-haired, dour as ever, tinier than he remembered, maybe not even five feet tall. Mr. Jukas had been a registry inspector.

She nodded, took up her pen. He was making this easy for her. “Not just potentially dangerous, but inarticulate,” she was probably writing. ” “You’ve had some counseling experience, Mr. ” “Counseling experience,” he repeated to calm himself. His breathing was the only sound in the room. “Did you work with any of the other . ” She paused. ” “No, ma’am. ” “What about peer-group activity? They must have had that kind of interaction. Most places . . ” “They did. But I didn’t. ” He squirmed, wringing his hands.

But what did you do? I mean, how’d you keep busy? ” She closed the folder. “Yes. ” He’d worked everywhere, in the library, laundry, kitchen, dining room, infirmary. But mostly in the sign shop. “I was a good worker. I always worked really hard. I like working. ” She looked at her watch. “Well! I guess that about covers it. ” He handed her the file. “They’re letters. They’re all from people I know. Well, people who know me. And who think I’m a good . . ” She thanked him, put the file into hers.

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