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Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian
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Jun 05, 2011

it was ok

A teenaged girl's parents are killed in an apparent murder-suicide. Soon after, comes a young-ish woman who has written a few new-age books about angels. She insinuates herself into the investigation, with no other background than that this same thing, parents killed in a murder-suicide, has happened to her and her sister. First she goes to the dead woman's pastor, then to the teenaged daughter.

It would seem that the girl's father has been murdered as well. Everyone implicates the pastor, who has had an affair with the dead woman. And at this point, the novel goes on and on about angels-- almost as if trying to convert the reader to new-age practices. This rather turned me off. There was a lot of unnecessary and repeated going-over facts and trying to ferret out the truth.

Then I got extremely bored, as it seemed to be repeating so much. I was desperate to get to the end to find out if there was a twist. Was there? Well, you'll just have to read it for yourself to find out.

Two stars because I got bored reading a book that promised so much.


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Margaret On second thought, don't read it.

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