From the queen of white-knuckle suspense and searing family drama comes a harrowing glimpse into the real world behind the headlines. This is a novel of immense power and compassion - one that will move all who listen to it.
Tina is a young woman hiding from her grief on the streets of the Cross. On a cold night in the middle of winter, she breaks all her own rules when she agrees to go home with a customer. What she finds in his house will change her life forever.
Across the country Sarah and Doug are trapped in limbo, struggling to accept the loss that now governs their lives. Pete is the local policeman who feels like he is watching the slow death of his own family.
Everyday brings a fresh hell for each of them. Told from the alternating points of view of Tina, Sarah, Doug, and Pete, The Boy Under the Table is gritty, shocking, moving and, ultimately, filled with hope.
©2012 Nicole Trope (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
The Boy Under the Table addressed a frightening topic for any parent and it addressed it with a perfect balance of grit, subtlety and compassion. I look forward to reading more by this author; once I have recovered from this....
"Great book by Nicole Trope worth going down under"
The lack of traditional structure; however, at one point this did lead to a two hour chapter. I'm not sure how much of this was down to the audio set up.
The closing scenes were done well on an emotional level.
Susan Strafford's accent added to the authentic tone, but there was no particular one character that stood out.
Due to the nature of the plot line it was difficult not to have an emotional reaction to this book and at sometimes it was hard to listen to.
Enjoyed the level of detail involved in Tina's character - it made you really feel for her.
"Hold back the tears"
What an excellent audio book a brilliant listen and we'll narrated, I recommend this audio book, extremely moving.
WOW! This was a very difficult, harrowing book due to the subject. At the same time it was steeped woth hope and the good in people. it brought out so many different emotions in me and I was crying walking the dog and listening to this.
This book will stay with me for a long time. i will certainly be buying more books by this author.
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