the bradstreet gate

About the book: Georgia, Charlie and Alice each arrive at Harvard with hopeful visions of what the future will hold. But when, just before graduation, a classmate is found murdered on campus, they find themselves facing a cruel and unanticipated new reality. Moreover, a charismatic professor who has loomed large in their lives is suspected of the crime. Though his guilt or innocence remains uncertain, the unsettling questions raised by the case force the three friends to take a deeper look at their tangled relationship. Their bond has been defined by the secrets they’ve kept from one another—Charlie’s love and Alice’s envy, Georgia’s mysterious affair—and over the course of the next decade, as they grapple with the challenges of adulthood and witness the unraveling of a teacher’s once-charmed life, they must reckon with their own deceits and shortcomings, each desperately in search of answers and the chance to be forgiven.

My comments: This book was just so-so to me. The story was engaging enough, the characters complex and interesting, and the writing was decent. Having said that — I didn’t care for the language and casual sexual scenes. This isn’t the kind of stuff I want to put into my brain. However, I was kept in suspense and I kept turning the pages. The four main characters were not like anybody I really know, but as I said they were very interesting and multi-layered. The mystery was well-developed. Not my most favorite, however.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.


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