Like a Knife
Warner, Mar 2003, 5.99, 384 pp.
As a child Rachel Goodman lost both of her parents with the strokes of a knife. She watched the vicious murder of her mother and the “disappearance” of her father into his publicly acclaimed “Safer America” movement. As an adult, Rachel manages St. Anthony preschool for children whom witnessed violence in Astoria, Queens.
Six months ago, Rachel hires reticent handyman Nick Raine to make repairs...