suicide attempt

suicide attempt

Giles Blunt on 'The Hesitation Cut': Story Development

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Buy it now: http://penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/253214/hesitation-cut#9780345815972 Master crime novelist Giles Blunt is back with a standalone novel of penetrating psychological suspense. Nothing could be more serene than the life of Brother William, a young Benedictine monk who had turned his back on the world ten years earlier to retreat to a monastery in upstate New York. But then Lauren Wolfe, a troubled young poet, comes to use the library to research a book on Heloise and Abelard; one sight of the faint scars from a failed suicide attempt on Lauren's wrist is enough to turn the monk's life upside down. Every suppressed romantic impulse rises to the surface: his desire to rescue and soothe her trumps his vows of obedience, poverty and chastity. No one illuminates the extreme psychological states this tale of obsession explores better than Giles Blunt. And no reader will ever see the end coming...