Natural History by Neil Cross

Natural History

byNeil Cross

Kobo ebook | October 15, 2008

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Strange things are happening in Monkeyland, the ailing Devonshire sanctuary that Patrick and his zoologist wife, Jane, took on in a bid to save their marriage. Their oldest female primate, the wise and gentle Rue, is found murdered in a corner of the compound. And a big, panther-like cat, preys around the park. It evades capture, lurking in the shadows and in the back of Patrick's mind. Private, threatening, elusive.

With Patrick's son, Charlie, having left Monkeyland in disgrace, his wife on a field trip in Zaire and Jo avidly tracking the progress of the comet Hale Bopp with her tutor, Patrick is left alone with his black cat and his fears. Until one night something happens that is so shocking, so deplorable, that it rips apart everything Patrick had ever held to be true. They say that a parent's worse nightmare is to suffer the death of a child. But what if that's not true?

Natural History is a work of exquisite tension. Building towards a climax so devastating it subverts every expectation, it is a brutally compelling investigation into what it is to be human, what it is to experience guilt - and what it means to be without it.
Title:Natural HistoryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 15, 2008Publisher:Simon & Schuster UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1847394752

ISBN - 13:9781847394750

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Depressomg I'm a prolific reader and am always looking for authors I haven't read. This is the first book of Neil Cross's I've read and I'd certainly read another one. He's obviously a terrific writer. However, this book was not a good read for me. I found it extremely depressing and very dark. In fact, I couldn't wait to get to the end of it so that I could start another book. This book is being donated to Value Village as I would never want to read it again.
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