Haunting, sad, yet beautiful. Beautifully written in gorgeous prose.
I've read several Anita Shreve's books and found
them very interesting. "Eden Close", however, was
a very dull and boring book. The author took the
first half of the book to set the scene etc. and
the rest just plodded along slowly to the end.
Skip this one.
This is another classic by Anita Shreve. Highly recommend it, especially for Shreve fans. It's one book I missed (thought I had read them all).
Vary haunting mystery and love story.
"An evocative and moving novel...insightful, haunting." - The New York Times Book Review
Another really good read by Anita. A suspenceful page turner. A great story between the past and present.
Excellent book as usual, from the first page to the last.
Started a little slow but had an unexpected twist at the end.
Begun in a way that immediately catches the reader's attention, this is a compelling story, made even more evocative by the use of spare language, leaving just the right amount to the reader's imagination. I love how Shreve revealed bits and pieces of the important event of 20 years prior as the story progressed. This is one book that I shall remember for a long while and recommend to others.
A great story! Some love and romance, some mystery and intrigue. Believable characters in semi-believable circumstances.Andy, Eden Close and her mother and father Edith and Jim are all intertwined in a rape, a murder, the blinding of a young girl and a small town in Kansas where everyone knows everyone else's business, or think they do. I definitely would recommend this...it's an excellent read.
This is a great story about the boy who always had a thing for the girl next door when they were kids.
But he goes away for almost 2 years. But when he comes back, they get conected again. Andrews learns more than he bargained for, and the end of the book is a big surprise. I really liked this book and enjoyed reading it.