ePUB Robert Cormier ß ß The Rag and Bone Shop Epub ☆ and Bone Epub µ

Terse and terrifying this final book from Cormier will leave a lasting impression Jason almost 13 is a shy ineffectual child who takes being bullied as a matter of course but if he sees someone else being pushed around he may strike back When the seven year old girl who lives next door is murdered Jason is horrified He was the last one to see her alive He wants to do everything he can to help find the killer so when the police come calling he tells them all he knows What he doesn't know is that Trent a detective adept at extracting confessions has been called into the case and Trent has Jason in his sights as the murderer Cormier presents a cat and mouse game so tense that readers will feel they must escape the pages just as Jason wants to extricate himself from the stuffy cell like room where his interrogation is taking place


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    Look Jason I am only stating what they think I am trying to show you the seriousness of your situation You are their prime suspect They have evidence against you No one else fits the profile A seven year old girl has been murdered and the police are convinced her killer was the last person to see her alive a twelve year old boy Now a hot shot detective has been called in to try and coax a confession from the boy But will he cross a line to get the desired results?This was an unsettling read The subject matter is dark and though none of the characters are likable the reader does feel a certain sympathy toward the young suspect His interrogator's techniques so effective when used on adults seem cruel and conniving when employed on a child I'm also not convinced any testimony coerced from a minor without the presence of a parent would be admissible in court Anyway it's a short tense read with a shocker ending My rating is not higher because I felt a bit manipulated by the whole experience but you may enjoy it than I didIt does leave you wondering who is really the guilty party here?