I really enjoyed the writing style, got into the book by the first page, but was somewhat disappointed by the ending. I seem to remember feeling the same way about Buffalo Soldier but not about Midwives. Definitely thought provoking and worth reading. A good book club discussion book.
This book is fast-paced and somewhat haunting! It deals with a lawyer, a homeopath, and a tragic death. While starting out as a simple story on holistic medicine it grows into a reflection on life's choices and personal growth. The history and practice of homeopathy provides an interesting backdrop to this story. I bought this book just on a "whim" at a bargain bookstore and I am glad that I did!!
This is the third of Mr. Bohjalian's books that I have read. This is his typical style of setting up a situation that doesn't have an easy way out. I liked this book, but felt it was a little weak in two areas. First I felt as if the dialogue of the daughter was beyond the age she was suppose to be. A small thing, but that always bothers me. The second was that I had a hard time understanding why Leland would make some of the decisions that he did. All that said, Mr. Bohjalian's books always make me wonder what I would do in that situation and I'm always glad that I read them.
Prosecutor Leyland Fowler is raising his young daughter alone after the death of his wife. He becomes involved with the local homeopath and after a tragic death, he finds himself facing many legal and moral choices. I thought this book was very well written and I enjoyed it. I especially loved the relationship between Leyland and his daughter.
Great read, very hard to put down