Twelve-year old Jason is accused of the brutal murder of a young girl. Is he innocent or guilty? The shocked town calls on an interrogator with a stellar reputation: he always gets a confession. The confrontation between Jason and his interrogator forms the chilling climax of this terrifying look at what can happen when the pursuit of justice becomes a personal crusade for victory at any cost.
From the Hardcover edition.
“Tense and terrifying, this final book from Cormier will leave a lasting impression.”
“The chilling results of the questioning will leave an indelible mark on readers and prompt heated discussions regarding the definition of guilt and the fine line between truth and deception.”
–Publishers Weekly, Starred
WINNER 2002 - Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List
WINNER 2003 - Kentucky Bluegrass Master List
NOMINEE 2003 - Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award
WINNER 2002 - ALA Best Books for Young Adults
Robert Cormier’s many acclaimed novels include the classics The Chocolate War and I Am the Cheese. He is a recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award, honoring his lifetime contribution to writing for teens.
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