Author(s): Thomas H. Cook
From the acclaimed suspense novelist Thomas H. Cook, "The Murmur of Stones" is the gripping story of a woman who begins to suspect that her husband drowned their schizophrenic son. Brilliant and intense, Diana grew up caring for her schizophrenic father, and when her own son, Jason, is diagnosed as suffering from the same affliction, she devotes herself to the quietly heroic responsibility of caring for a child who will never be ordinary - a fact that Mark, her husband, finds hard to accept. When tragedy strikes, perhaps this is why Diana can't believe the coroner's conclusion that her son's death was accidental. As she throws herself into building a case against her husband, she turns to her brother, David, and his family for support. And as the seductive qualities of Diana's manic energy become impossible to ignore, David has reason to begin to fear for his own daughter's safety and sanity.
Thomas H. Cook is one of North America's most respected crime writers. He won an Edgar award for his novel The Chatham School Affair and has been shortlisted for the award six times, most recently with Red Leaves (Quercus 2006). He lives in New York City and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.