Light of Day

Light of Day : A Novel

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"An exhilarating emotional roller-coaster ride."
--Washington Post

"Haunting, beautifully-written, and heart-wrenching."
--Harlan Coben

With his shattering, extraordinarily affecting debut novel, Light of Day, author Jamie M. Saul made a powerful, incontrovertible statement: a major American writer had arrived on the literary scene. The author of The First Warm Evening of the Year, Saul mesmerizes with the unforgettable story of a small-town Midwestern professor struggling to come to terms with a devastating tragedy and the strange and terrible mystery at its core.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 135 x 224 x 23mm | 272g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0062190938
  • 9780062190932

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Back cover copy

Light of Day is a powerful and illuminating novel about love, loss, and the unforeseeable darkness that lurks around the corners of everyday life.

Respected professor Jack Owens brought his son, Danny, to Gilbert, Indiana, to escape a betrayal too painful to endure anywhere but in this quiet midwestern college town. After ten years, Jack believed they were safe. But on a seemingly ordinary day, the world Jack thought he knew and the future he anticipated abruptly come apart at the seams, leaving him haunted by the questions: Why? and What next? Redemption, however, could come with the arrival of an unexpected friend whose prescient understanding slowly helps Jack cope with the unacceptable. But with healing comes clarity--and secrets best left unrevealed by the stark, glaring light of day.
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Review quote

"An emotional novel about a man whose future has been altered by an unthinkable tragedy."--Denver Post
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Rating details

159 ratings
3.24 out of 5 stars
5 11% (17)
4 35% (55)
3 28% (44)
2 23% (36)
1 4% (7)
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