Rupture (Paperback)
  • Rupture (Paperback)
zoom

Rupture (Paperback)

(author)
2 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£8.99
Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 03/09/2010
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

`Find what you were looking for, Inspector?'



Every day the same question. A different uniform but the same question. They thought Lucia enjoyed being here. They thought that was why she kept coming back. But they were asking the wrong thing. She had found what she was looking for - she had found what she had been sent to discover - but she had found out more besides. The question was what to do about it. The question was whether to do anything at all.

In the depths of a sweltering summer, teacher Samuel Szajkowski walks into his school assembly and opens fire. He kills three pupils and a colleague before turning the gun on himself.

Lucia May, the young policewoman who is assigned the case, is expected to wrap up things quickly and without fuss. The incident is a tragedy that could not have been predicted and Szajkowski, it seems clear, was a psychopath beyond help. Soon, however, Lucia becomes preoccupied with the question no one else seems to want to ask: what drove a mild-mannered, diffident school teacher to commit such a despicable crime?

Piecing together the testimonies of the teachers and children at the school, Lucia discovers an uglier, more complex picture of the months leading up to the shooting. She realises too that she has more in common with Szajkowski than she could have imagined. As the pressure to bury the case builds, she becomes determined to tell the truth about what happened, whatever the consequences . . .

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330507684
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 269 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 21 mm

You may also be interested in...

Past Tense
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two
Added to basket
Machines Like Me
Added to basket
£18.99   £15.99
Hardback
Take Nothing With You
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
Wild Fire
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Comforts of Home: Simon Serrailler Book 9
Added to basket
Transcription
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Agent Running in the Field
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Added to basket
The Mister
Added to basket
£7.99   £3.99
Paperback
The Clockmaker's Daughter
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Conversations with Friends
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Lethal White
Added to basket
£8.99   £4.49
Paperback
The Librarian
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Western Wind
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Washington Black
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Raven88

“Rupture”

At a north London comprehensive, a teacher calmly walks into an assembly and shoots three pupils and a teacher before turning the gun on himself. DI Lucia May is assigned to this apparently straightforward case, but... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 44

“Astonishing debut”

A gripping and thought-provoking read, Rupture looks beyond the headlines of a school shooting and examines the endemic nature of bullying in society. AS DI May pieces together evidence in the aftermath of the tragedy... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 9

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.