By Chris Bohjalian
'There' says Alice Hayward to Reverend Stephen Drew, whilst she arise out of the water after her baptism. quite a few brief hours later, Alice is lifeless, shot by means of her abusive husband who grew to become the gun on himself quickly after. Tortured through the cryptic finality of that brief utterance, Reverend Drew feels his religion in God slipping away as he attempts to unearth the reality at the back of Alice's demise. basically new arrival Heather Laurent -- the enigmatic writer of wildly profitable books approximately angels -- turns out capable of store him from slipping into the depths of melancholy. Heather has her personal tale. She survived a youth that culminated in her personal parents' murder-suicide, so she identifies deeply with Alice's daughter, Katie, supplying herself as a mentor to the woman and a shoulder for Stephen. yet then the state's lawyer starts to suspect that Alice's husband would possibly not have killed himself ...and unearths out that Alice had secrets and techniques basically her minister knew. comparable during the eyes of 4 varied narrators, secrets and techniques of Eden is either a haunting mystery and a deeply evocative testomony to the interior complexities that mark all of our lives. once more, Chris Bohjalian has given us a riveting page-turner during which not anything is exactly what it sort of feels.
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