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The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson
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Jul 12, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: good-for-book-clubs
Read from August 29 to 31, 2011

Guilty or Innocent? Which version is the truth? Who is the liar? The author takes a real case from the 1800s and turns it into a novel. I hesitate to call it a mystery because it is never fully solved.

The basic parameters of the story are that a woman is found drowned in a reservoir in Richmond, Virginia. What initially appeared to be a suicide, quickly turned to a murder investigation. The woman, Lily, is 8 months pregnant. Her cousin, Thomas is eventually charged with murder. The book delves between the history and budding attraction between Lily and Thomas, and ultimately the murder trial.

It is a slow moving tale, and no real suspense moments. What it is, however, is a very interesting story, and trial, that would be great for discussing at a book club.
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08/29/2011 page 120
33.0% "It started off slow - but now it is picking up speed."

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