A Rip in Heaven

A Memoir of Murder And Its Aftermath

    • 3.9 • 300 Ratings
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Publisher Description

The acclaimed author of American Dirt reveals the devastating effects of a shocking tragedy in this landmark true crime book—the first ever to look intimately at the experiences of both the victims and their families.

A Rip in Heaven is Jeanine Cummins’ story of a night in April, 1991, when her two cousins Julie and Robin Kerry, and her brother, Tom, were assaulted on the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, which spans the Mississippi River just outside of St. Louis. When, after a harrowing ordeal, Tom managed to escape the attackers and flag down help, he thought the nightmare would soon be over. He couldn’t have been more wrong. Tom, his sister Jeanine, and their entire family were just at the beginning of a horrific odyssey through the aftermath of a violent crime, a world of shocking betrayal, endless heartbreak, and utter disillusionment. It was a trial by fire from which no family member would emerge unscathed.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2004
June 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.5
MB

Customer Reviews

KathyPLMN ,

Don’t forget the Victims

Tom’s trip through the criminal justice system shows the injustice and power play in law enforcement. It was appalling how these officers quickly judged, dismissed and enacted their own cruelty. The victims (including Tom) became lesser characters while the Attackers took center stage. But the family held together although forever changed.

mamadasconesto ,

Azarel

Médium

carocross ,

Outstanding

Cummins brings you up close to a terrible tragedy. One of the best written books I’ve ever read. It could happen to anyone.

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