By Mary McGarry Morris
Readers and critics were enchanted through Mary McGarry Morris’s unforgettable characters and masterly use of suspense in her 4 prior novels, together with the bestselling Songs in usual Time. In her most modern travel de strength, Gordon Loomis returns to a replaced global after twenty-five years in felony. His outdated local is blighted through drug purchasers; his brother is raring to assist yet is just too stuck up in his personal existence; his unswerving good friend Delores makes him observe that he’s simply as petrified of relationships as he's of going again to detention center; and his inherent decency attracts the eye of a hungry baby whose survival threatens the delicate stability that's Gordon’s freedom.
Compelling and taut, suspenseful and compassionate, A gap within the Universe will proceed to resonate lengthy after the final web page is turned.
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I’m still the same,” Gordon said. His thick fingers struggled with the tiny collar button. Three hundred and fifty pounds, six and a half feet tall. Just as big then—“Loomer,” because he took up so much space. Because of the way he leaned so close to hear. Because he never knew quite what to do with himself or where he belonged. “No, you’re not! ” Dennis laughed, pointing at Gordon’s hairbrush, the comb placed in the exact center row of bristles. “What do you call this? Obsessive-compulsive? ” He meant the rows of coins stacked heads up, the sleek black flashlight, and still in its box the blue tie Dennis had bought for him to wear today.
He wasn’t prepared. What would he say? Where would he sit? What would she expect? What did she want? After a few minutes, the treads creaked under her footsteps. Her car door closed. He sighed with relief as she drove away. He sat back down on the couch, then waited a long time before he opened the door. On the threshold was a large basket of cookies, brownies, and still-warm banana-nut bread. She had written a note on the back of a checking deposit slip: “Welcome home, Gordon! Sorry I missed you.
Gordon hurried through the meat-cutting room. “Whatever it is, tell ’em we’re out,” Leo, the butcher, called as he continued shrink-wrapping packages of ground beef. Gordon stood in the middle of the poorly lit, chaotic storage area. He had already been back here on two previous futile missions for items customers couldn’t find on the shelves. Stacks of torn, half-filled cartons were everywhere. Some had fallen, littering the floor with cans and boxes. There were no plastic bags. He was about to knock on Neil’s door when he spotted them in a box by the walk-in cooler.
A Hole in the Universe by Mary McGarry Morris