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Author: Jeanine Cummins Narrator: Jeanine Cummins Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2020 ISBN: 9781250775344
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This program is read by the author.

The acclaimed author of American Dirt reveals the devastating effects of a shocking tragedy in this landmark true crime book—the first ever to look intimately at the experiences of both the victims and their families.


A Rip in Heaven is Jeanine Cummins’ story of a night in April, 1991, when her two cousins Julie and Robin Kerry, and her brother, Tom, were assaulted on the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, which spans the Mississippi River just outside of St. Louis.

When, after a harrowing ordeal, Tom managed to escape the attackers and flag down help, he thought the nightmare would soon be over. He couldn’t have been more wrong. Tom, his sister Jeanine, and their entire family were just at the beginning of a horrific odyssey through the aftermath of a violent crime, a world of shocking betrayal, endless heartbreak, and utter disillusionment. It was a trial by fire from which no family member would emerge unscathed.

A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Cummins presents a mesmerizing, highly balanced memoir…[A] compelling, novel-like account…highly admirable.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A wrenching tale of a notorious murder’s long echoes for its survivors.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 Kate D | 7/16/2020

    " The story is crafted in such a way that you feel you know the characters. It was fantastic to have the author read the book as it was about her and her family. There were times where you could hear her close to tears which made you feel her pain. "

About the Author

Jeanine Cummins is the author of several books, including the novels The Outside Boy and The Crooked Branch and the memoir A Rip in Heaven.