"Whether open or suppressed, passion rules events, but this is not a murder mystery; instead LeCraw reveals the complex moral and psychological mystery within all relationships."
LeCraw's remarkably confident first novel begins seven years after an unsolved murder and explores the ripple effect both of decisions that may have caused the murder and its aftermath.
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"The last 50 pages become a rush of plot contrivances that undermine what until then has been a complicated, engrossing study of characters and relationships."
Incest, racial tension, statutory rape, alcoholism—LeCraw (The Swimming Pool, 2010) throws them all into the stew in this melodrama about family secrets and thwarted love among teachers at an elite New England prep school.Read full book review >
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