Death of a Thousand Cuts
The Hawthorne House was once known for its remarkable success rate with autistic children. Now, fifteen years after it closed former residents have returned to Hawthorne House for their first-ever reunion. But the gala event turns into a bloody nightmare when the House's revered founder, Dr. Jay Schermerhorn, is found tortured to death in the mansion's basement.Schermerhorn had enjoyed a worldwide reputation for his innovative methods and compassionate treatment of autistic children. How could anyone have hated him enough to kill him? As Chicago detectives probe deeply into the history of Hawthorne House, a troubling picture emerges--of a man who inspired both fear and hatred in the children and families who came to him for help.
- Paperback | 390 pages
- 104.1 x 170.2 x 33mm | 226.8g
- 02 May 2006
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
"Compelling reading."--"Chicago Sun-Times" on "Death of a Thousand Cuts""Absorbing . . . humor, and characters with real depth . . .poignant."--"Publishers Weekly" on "Death of a Thousand Cuts""Ingenious. A wonderful feature here is the way the house itself serves as trap, puzzle, and character."--"Booklist" on "Death of a Thousand Cuts""A fascinating glimpse into a world few novelists would have the sensitivity to explore."--"Kirkus Reviews" on "Death of a Thousand Cuts"