The Lost Night: A Daughter's Search for the Truth of Her Father's Murder

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  • Title: The Lost Night: A Daughter's Search for the Truth of Her Father's Murder
  • Author: Rachel Howard
  • ISBN: 9780525948629
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Hardcover

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  1. 3.5 I enjoyed this memoir When the author was 10 years old her dad was murdered in their home She was staying with him, his wife and her son for the summer The murder has never been solved not a spoiler She never dealt with his death or the trauma of witnessing him dying until she was an adult She tells of her childhood, adolescence and then how as an adult she decided to research the crime.


  2. What I appreciated most about Rachel Howard s book was her honesty in bringing to life a childhood grounded in dysfunction Though her story is framed around her father s unsolved murder, it s also a riveting tale about her dramatic, chaotic childhood all writers seem to have them It s a great model for other writers who wish to write a memoir The adults in her childhood come off as very real I admired her restraint in capturing Howdy as a complete monster in her mother s house His redemption lat [...]


  3. superb, touching, insightful memoir of my good friend and writing mentor rachel howard in what most would assume is a sleepy central valley town, merced, rachel s father suffered an untimely death with a swift stab to the back of his neck she was ten years old the case is still unsolved she reflects on the subtleties and delicacy of memory while sifting through remnant reflections from family, police records, and her own mind pensive and real, but never self pitying, dramatically revelatory nor [...]


  4. A very interesting book about a woman who starts to look at the events surrounding her father s murder at the age of ten in order to understand how it has affected some of the bad decisions she made as a youth While the murder remains unsolved, it is a very interesting look at self discovery as well as an attempt to understand and reconcile with the past.


  5. I thought this would be of a true crime book but it was a memoir of how her father s murder effected the author s life The book cover says it is her search for the truth of her father s murder but it is her searching for what happened in an attempt at closure and not really searching to solve it.


  6. 120 pages in this was a solid 4 stars for me I was stoked about this book But the rest of the memoir was a bit too hit and miss for me.There are lots of great things to say about this book Like any strong memoirist, Howard has the nerve and audacity to create the narrative distance needed to tell the truth however brutal about the people she portrays, including herself Her book is a vivid illustration of the evolving and opaque nature of memory in a way that I have not seen in other memoirs It i [...]


  7. Howard, an arts writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, delivers a stunning debut Forgoing the true crime treatment, Howard remains restrained, her focus on the broad emotional panorama of the story instead of lurid details and self pity In crisp, unadorned prose, she explores broken families, drugs, rural California, and the hard emotional work of remembering The Washington Post notes a flavor of journal writing to The Lost Night, but it s a mere quibble overshadowed by the heady chorus of crit [...]


  8. Would have been a lot better had she gotten some real answers, or at least formed a strong opinion I understand that real life isn t a CSI movie and many of these things are forever unresolved I also understand that one risks real slander charges when putting particular things in print Still, she never even approached the one person the police felt was responsible It was a decently written book and obviously served to slay her own demons a bit, but I was left thinking that if it were my dad, I w [...]


  9. That Rachel Howard could approach writing her story with enough distance to draw full, believable portrayals of people like her stepmother is very impressive It would have been so easy for the author to create the woman as a one dimensional monster Her story is heartbreaking and she re created it so vividly, I felt I was standing with her when her father was killed I desperately rooted for her in her efforts to solve the murder Her writing is vivid and strong, drawing the reader along and not le [...]


  10. This is a memoir of a girl woman s search for acceptance and personal stability after her father s murder as the subtitle tells you There were some parts that brought me back to my own childhood, which may account for how strongly I reacted to this book What the author talks about is not just trying to find out why her father died, but the trauma of his death changed her psychological make up, how this affected the choices she made in life, and also how she re unites and reconciles with his fami [...]


  11. Not what I was expecting I don t know why, but part of me was expecting her to solve his case That wasn t how it worked out, but I still really enjoyed it Rachel s childhood was rough and she was pulled in many directions like so many children these days She told the story with a truthful voice and never intended to make anyone look like the bad guy or the good guy I hope someday the murder is found.


  12. I usually only list 5 star books My review is on Met the author at a reading in Ukiah, California years ago Read it for yourself and learn how good writers can give the reader that classic you are there intimate quality Howard grew up in the California Central Valley with it s lush open country, and strip malls and fertilizer Something horrific happens I won t be a spoiler Intense, raw, descriptive.This book read like Carson McCullers


  13. Well wriiten story of the author s re visiting her father s life at the time of his murder many of the details wouldn t have made sense to her until much later, even had she known them at the time I recommend the book for true crime fans, with the caution that there s a section I considered transition filler between the murder period and her decade later decision to investigate, which I skimmed through as it had little to do directly with the case itself.


  14. I kept waiting for the author to find out who murdered her father, but she never finds out In the end, she discovers that perhaps that s not what s most important The memoir is about her process of healing from the nightmare of having witnessed this brutal event when she was 10, while she also recounts other instances of early abuse and what it took for her to become a stronger person at the broken places.


  15. I thought this was a quick read, but it took me many El rides longer than expected to finish it Very well written and self reflective The book doesn t provide answers at the end, but it definitely leaves you with the impression that Sherry had something to do with the murder, despite the disclaimer


  16. A really good read The author sets out to try to make sense of what she remembers about the night of her father s murder She gets a lot of new information, a lot of it onfusing and totally failing to add up hey, this is a true story, no tidy endings here but she clearly feels settled by the end and I think that is what counts.


  17. Rachel Howard s father was brutally murdered when she was ten years old Howard faces her pain head on as she attempts to uncover what happened and who could have committed the murder She writes of her fears and feelings throughout the years after the murder and during her investigation with complete honesty Howard s story is a testament to healing and the ability to move on.


  18. Her father was murdered when she was ten years old Now as an adult she wants to find out what happened that night, if she can Working with her memories and the memories of a complicated set of family and step family, she doesn t find who killed him but learns a lot about her family, and reforms bonds that had been allowed to drift after his death.


  19. As much as I love these kind of memoirs, I doubt I would have read every word of this one if it hadn t been the only book I took on my recent weekend trip While I enjoyed some of the chapters, in the end, her looking back to solve the murder of her father came across as flat and lacking depth.


  20. This was a really interesting book There s no resolution to her dad s murder, but she has personal resolution It s an intensely personal book, and I really enjoyed her writing style as she told about her memories It s definitely worth reading, even if it isn t my normal type of book.


  21. For me it was interesting because I lived in Merced for a while So I was familiar with the territory, and understood the descriptive narrative from personal experience Didn t know the person murdered but see that his murder is still unsolved.



  22. This book was a little slow at times I was interested in its portrait of life in the 80s, amid tough times, than I was in solving a murder.



  23. masterful writing without a clean ending beautiful descriptions of complicated family relationships and clear headed analysis of her own emotions nicely done.


  24. It wasn t bad, but it turned into an angsty memoir when what I wanted was a first hand true crime whodunit.