Constant Bradley has what it takes to go all the way; looks, breeding, wit and style. Yet the famed congressman has one fatal flaw. Beneath his handsome face lies a hidden rage that can explode in murder. ONce Harrison Burns was Constants best friend. A scholarship student drawn into the Bradleys privileged world of seaside summers and exclusive clubs, he enjoyed the familys generostiy, until the night when fifteen year old Winifred Utley was bludgeoned to death near the Bradley estate
Glamour, wealth, success, power. the Bradleys are as close to an aristocracy as America has ever had. And one day soon, if patriarch Gerald Bradley has his way, his charismatic youngest son will win the highest office in the land.
Constant Bradley has what it takes to go all the way: looks, breeding, wit, and style. Yet the famed congressman has one fatal flaw: Beneath his handsome face lies a hidden rage that can explode...in murder.
Very interesting story about an aristocratic wealthy famiily.
A murder mystery about a wealthy Irish family.
One of my very favorite books. I've read it twice. The first time, I couldn't put it down.
FROM THE PUBLISHER
Dominick Dunne turns the secrets of power and privilege into his most shocking and important novel. In A Season in Purgatory, Dunne explores a wealthy Catholic family, a sinister murder of an innocent girl, and its twenty-year cover-up. When Harrison Burns first meets the family of his boarding school chum Constant Bradley, he is awed by their wealth and generosity. But the Bradleys are a family of strong social aspirations and unrelenting political ambition, and Harrison soon learns that friendship with the Bradleys has its price. As Harrison Burns strips away the facade of wealth and acquisition, he brings the reader face to face with the inner structure of a large family at odds with the religion that is at its core, and the terrible secret that is his purgatory to bear.
I like all of Dunne's books
Excellent book. I thoroughly enjoyed this. Hard to put down.