The Facts of Life and Death

The Facts of Life and Death

Book - 2017 | First Grove Atlantic paperback edition
Average Rating:
Rate this:
On the beaches and cliffs of North Devon, lone women have become victims in a terrifying game where only one player knows the rules. And when those rules change, the new game is murder. But a madman on the loose feels very far from the crumbling, seaside home of ten-year-old Ruby Trick. Instead she lives in constant fear of school bullies, the dark forest crowding her house into the sea, and the threat of her parents divorce. Helping her father to catch the killer seems like the only way to keep him close. As long as the killer doesn't catch her first.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2017
Edition: First Grove Atlantic paperback edition
ISBN: 0802126847 (pbk.)
9780802126849 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: M BAUER
Characteristics: 326 pages ; 21 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Aug 01, 2017

Dark. Metaphorical darkness envelopes daily existence. Immature adults, dysfunctional children populating the North Devon coast run amuck. In particular, the malaise pervading the Trick household is thicker than molasses. Further afield, the playing out of insidious fantasies among the hamlets has taken root. Sexual retribution is afoot. Pub based cowboy posses roam the country lanes to champion justice. Add to all this the brooding, foreboding countryside and atmosphere round Ruby Trick's village of Limeburn. Never, ever, ignore or underestimate Mother Nature while being obsessed by human games. The author herself states she had a difficult year while writing the novel. Some of that distress has suffused this book. A synonym for depression: The Facts of Life and Death.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at KCLS

To Top