Alvin is a meek and mild college teacher who marries Louise, a former hard-drinking, gambling, and over-spending hussy. They get married to relieve their loneliness, but soon after they get hitched her past comes out. Not even three months in, Louise is murdered and Alvin is the prime suspect.
This courtroom drama switches back and forth between the trial and the lives of Alvin and Louise, and is a pretty solid crime/thriller/suspense piece. Witnesses testimony of Alvin's behavior certainly points the finger at him, which makes one sway back and forth like an actual member of the jury. The author makes good with detailing the emotions and motivations of the characters, which leave us wondering: did Alvin kill his wife?
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March 06, 2014
Entertaining and at the end thought provoking. Easy read and worth your time
January 06, 2014
Very good story
September 22, 2013
This was a great story. It was well-written and very intense all the way through. I thought the ending was a bit disappointing in that it lacked the flare and surprise you expect at the conclusion of a murder mystery.
July 01, 2013
I loved this book, well written and indeed very compelling. I will say that the ending is extremely sad. Like the sort of sad where you get pissed because you spent a couple hours reading this book, rooting for the guy only to learn that there is no happy ending for him. The Portuguese girl arc is truly heartbreaking. I did like it overall though!
June 13, 2013
Sometimes some events in life don't have a definite explanation. A simple read with a complex ending.
June 06, 2013
Enjoyed this book very much but recommend it with the warning that it is very depressing in many ways. Still, i found it an interesting and fascinating story, well-written with twists and turns.
February 19, 2013
February 18, 2013
Good but sad! Hero more sinned against or a case for pshycaitry?
January 29, 2013
Written by my father when I was four years old. Nice to see it's still being read. I loved it.
January 14, 2013
I really enjoyed this book and read it in one sitting. Poor Alvin, did he do it??????
December 30, 2012
Never before read a book with so many typos. That being said, once I started, this book wasn't laid down until page 213. Thoroughly enjoyable.
October 08, 2012
Real human nature shines through this book. Highly recommended.