The Promised World
By Lisa Tucker
Washington Square Press, Paperback, 9781416575399, 319pp.
Publication Date: August 3, 2010
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In acclaimed bestselling author Lisa Tucker's mesmerizing and suspenseful tale of intimacy, betrayal, and lost innocence, a literature professor's carefully constructed life shatters after her twin brother's death.
On a March afternoon, while Lila Cole is working in her quiet office, her twin brother, Billy, points an unloaded rifle out a hotel window, closing down a city block. The aftermath of his death brings shock after shock for Lila when she discovers that her brilliant but troubled twin was not only estranged from his wife, but also charged with endangering the life of his middle child and namesake, eight-year-old William.
As Lila struggles to figure out what was truth and what was fiction in her brother's complicated past, she will put her job, her marriage, and even her sanity at risk. And when the hidden meaning behind Billy's stories comes to light, she will have to act before Billy's children are destroyed by the same heartbreaking reality that shattered her protector and twin more than twenty years ago.