A gritty, propulsive debut about a father, a daughter, and the hardest lessons in life.
‘If nowhere was safe for her, then the only place he could let her be was with him’
Meet Polly: eleven years old and smart beyond her years. But she’s a loner, always on the outside, until she is unexpectedly reunited with her father. Meet Nate: fresh out of jail and driving a stolen car, Nate takes Polly from the safety of her quiet existence into a world of robbery, violence and the constant threat of death.
And he does it to save her life.
A Lesson in Violence is a gripping and emotionally wrenching novel that upends even our most long-held expectations about heroes, villains and victims. Nate takes Polly to save her life, but in the end it may very well be Polly who saves him.
Jordan Harper was born and educated in Missouri. He's worked as an ad man, a rock critic and a journalist and currently lives in Los Angeles. He writes for shows including Gotham and was lead writer on The Mentalist.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (September 1, 2017)
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