No Worst, There Is None

No Worst, There Is None

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Univ of Toronto Pr
Inspired by true events and in the extravagant mid-eighties. A privileged, urban family's eleven-year-old daughter is murdered by a sexual predator, throwing the survivors into an intimate exploration of grief, and the different ways individuals survive it.
2015 Arthur Ellis Award — Nominated, Best First Novel

A terrible tragedy tears a family apart.

In a serene city in the extravagant mid-eighties, the privileged Warne family is victimized when their talented and artistic eleven-year-old daughter Lizbett is sexually slain. How can any family endure such horror?

In an intimate exploration of grief, the surviving family members struggle with their mourning. Hildy, a loving but abused Great Dane, also in need of healing, joins the family and becomes part of their journey back to normalcy.

Meanwhile, the police search in vain for the murderer, Melvyn Searle, who is on his own journey, hiding in plain sight, feeling invincible, and hatching new plans as he draws closer to the family and stalks the Warnes’ younger daughter, Darcy.

A work that challenges our reason, our emotions, and our spirit, No Worst, There Is None is a novel inspired by real-life events.



Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn Press, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781459718654
Branch Call Number: FIC McBri
Characteristics: 254 pages ; 23 cm

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