Before and After Author:Rosellen Brown Now a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson. On a lonely, snow-covered, country road a teenage girl is bludgeoned to death and everything is changed forever... Carolyn and Ben Reiser moved to Hyland, New Hampshire with their two children for the comforts of rural life. But when the local police chief comes looking f... more »or Jacob, their seventeen-year-old son, to question him about the brutal murder of his girlfriend, the Reisers' lives begin to unravel. As the case unfolds, parent is pitted against parent, brother against sister, family against community. The heart-wrenching search for truth brings secret passions and hidden motives to the surface and blurs the lines between family devotion and duty to the law. A compelling and riveting story that will capture you in the opening scene and hold you through its shocking conclusion, Before and After is a stunning novel from Rosellen Brown that explores the very heart of violence in our society. A murder. A suspect. A shadow of a doubt.« less
This book is so good that you won't want to put it down but the writing leaves you overwhelmed at times and you are forced to sit back, take a deep breath and think "what would I do" "what would my family do". Very good story line involving love, family, ethics with a title that is so appropriate because you won't be the same person afterward.