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The Tutor

(2002)
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The Barnes & Noble Review
Known for plots that start off in a darkly humorous fashion and quickly descend into terror, Peter Abrahams Lights Out, The Fan, The Last of the Dixie Heroes) writes edge-of-your-seat novels of obsession and violence. With his characteristic flair for complex characterizations, his suspense novel The Tutor sets a sociopath loose in a so-called normal American family with gripping and bizarre consequences.

Brandon Gardner is a troubled, rebellious teen skidding toward juvenile delinquency. When he scores low on his SATs, his parents hire handsome, perceptive, refined tutor Julian Sawyer to help Brandon get his act together. They are quickly pleased with the results, and before they know it, Julian is helping them overcome their own disappointments in life, as well.

Only Brandon's precocious 11-year-old sister, Ruby -- a major Sherlock Holmes fan -- suspects that everything is not as it appears. Julian is writing a novel and using the Gardners as test characters he can manipulate, invading their lives and discovering secrets simply so he can demolish each member in turn. Telling lies and leaving false evidence of drug use about the house, he begins to set the family members at odds with one another; offering phony stock tips, he attempts to destroy their financial stability; soon, he also involves the police by making anonymous complaints....

Abrahams is wonderfully adept at building psychological thrills. His narrative voice is supple and inviting, and the tension he creates leaves you uncertain where reality truly lies. The protagonists are all delightfully eccentric, sympathetic, and amusing. In The Tutor Abrahams has written not only a masterwork of suspense but also one of the most emotionally elaborate, witty, and heartfelt novels of his career. This is an innovative, disturbing, compelling tale that will entangle you in its taut web. Tom Piccirilli

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2003 : USA Library Binding
Title: Tutor
Author(s): Peter Abrahams
ISBN: 0-613-70926-8 / 978-0-613-70926-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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June 2003 : Australia Library Binding
Title: The Tutor
Author(s): Peter Abrahams
ISBN: 1-74030-859-X / 978-1-74030-859-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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January 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: The Tutor
Author(s): Peter Abrahams
ISBN: 1-58547-270-0 / 978-1-58547-270-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Large Print
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June 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: The Tutor
Author(s): Peter Abrahams
ISBN: 0-345-43938-4 / 978-0-345-43938-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Tutor
Author(s): Peter Abrahams
ISBN: 0-345-43941-4 / 978-0-345-43941-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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May 2003 : UK Paperback
Title: The Tutor
Author(s): Peter Abrahams
ISBN: 0-14-101129-7 / 978-0-14-101129-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Tutor: A Novel of Suspense
Author(s): Peter Abrahams
ISBN: 1-5012-8888-1 / 978-1-5012-8888-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2010 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Tutor
Author(s): Peter Abrahams
ISBN: 1-4418-3998-4 / 978-1-4418-3998-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2010 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Tutor
Author(s): Peter Abrahams
ISBN: 1-4418-3999-2 / 978-1-4418-3999-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2004 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Tutor: A Novel of Suspense
Author(s): Peter Abrahams
ISBN: 1-59335-188-7 / 978-1-59335-188-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2008 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Tutor
Author(s): Peter Abrahams
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Tutor
Author(s): Peter Abrahams
ISBN: 1-59086-196-5 / 978-1-59086-196-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2004 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Tutor
Author(s): Peter Abrahams
ISBN: 1-59335-420-7 / 978-1-59335-420-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Tutor
Author(s): Peter Abrahams
ISBN: 1-59086-199-X / 978-1-59086-199-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Tutor
Author(s): Peter Abrahams
ISBN: 1-59086-197-3 / 978-1-59086-197-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Tutor
Author(s): Peter Abrahams
ISBN: 1-59086-198-1 / 978-1-59086-198-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2002 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Tutor
Author(s): Peter Abrahams
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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