The Plot: Ellen has never resolved or recovered from the brutal murder of her older sister, a brilliant and exceptional mathematics scholar. After the murder Ellen confides in a professor who subsequently betrays her trust and sends Ellen into a spiral of guilt and regret. Twenty years later Ellen comes face to face with the man she assumes murdered her sister.
Why You’ll Love it: Richmond blends the traditional women’s fiction genre with a murder mystery that offers readers a thoughtful and slowly developing plot that never assumes or offers trite conclusions to the unsolved murder of Ellen’s sister.
Who Will/Should Read it: Anyone who has enjoyed books by Jodi Picoult, Chris Bohjalian, or Anna Quindlen will find this novel equally reminiscent in style and tone. Characters are complicated, motivations murky, and the plot moves to an unexpected but satisfying conclusion.
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