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Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian

Alice Hayward is baptized by Reverend Stephen Drew on a Sunday morning. Hours later she is dead. She was strangled by her abusive husband who then shot himself to end his own life. Is the crime as obvious as it appears? Or did something else happen that fateful night?

I really like books told from multiple perspectives and Chris Bohjalian puts it to great effect in his latest. Instead of alternating chapters being told from different character’s viewpoints, he uses only four characters and has a section of the story told by each. Since each character builds part of the story in their unique way the format really works.

By | 2017-05-05T16:46:24+00:00 February 25th, 2010|SCLSNJ Recommended Reads|
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