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The Cloud of Unknowing

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The Cloud of Unknowing, Thomas H. Cook

The Cloud of Unknowing

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Thomas H. Cook
publisher:
Harcourt
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Fiction

We gave it an A-

To her father, a paranoid schizophrenic, Diana Sears is a ”shining star,” destined for greatness — until she rebels by choosing a sedate domestic life in Thomas H. Cook’s The Cloud of Unknowing. But then her son Jason begins to exhibit signs of the same illness that consumed his grandfather’s mind. When Jason drowns in a pond behind the family home, the court rules his death a ”misadventure,” but Diana, uncertain about what happened and beginning to go mad herself, investigates on her own — only to get caught up in a tangle of ancient murders. Her inexorable descent into mania, narrated by her brother Dave, is as gripping as the mystery itself. A-

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