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Book Review of The Secret History

The Secret History
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Enjoyed this much more than "The Little Friend," but this was far from perfect. TONS of loose ends, plus the main characters get away with murder- literally- and don't seem too remorseful. This book unfolds slowly with a great deal of foreshadowing. I feel I did not catch all the clues or hints sprinkled throughout and I plan to reread this again.
One of the more interesting aspects of this book is the "time warp" feeling; even though the events take place over a year, time seems to be stagnant. THis is further emphasized by the fact many of the main characters dress, speak and act like they are from another decade, if not another century. The exact timeframe of the novel is never disclosed, though it is probably the 1980's (or before cell phones became popular).