David Sears grew up in the shadow of his brilliant sister, Diana, convinced by their father that she would accomplish great things. Instead, she married and had a son, Jason, wholike David and Diana’s fatheris schizophrenic. Her husband, Mark, a geneticist, never made peace with Jason’s condition. Perhaps this is why Diana will not accept the authorities’ conclusion that Jason’s drowning death was accidental. Or perhaps Diana is going mad. As she builds a case against her husband and the seductive qualities of her manic energy become impossible to ignore, David finds himself afraid for his own family’s safety. In The Cloud of Unknowing, Cook explores the power of blood and family mythology.
PRAISE FOR THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING
""[Diana’s] inexorable descent into mania, narrated by her brother Dave, is as gripping as the mystery itself. A-.""Entertainment Weekly
""What's at stake isn't so much the resolution of a mystery as the integrity of a family.""Time Out New York