Secrets of Eden: A Novel

Secrets of Eden: A Novel

Chris Bohjalian


NOW a life-time television motion picture STARRING JOHN STAMOS

From the bestselling writer of The Double Bind, Midwives, and Skeletons on the Feast comes a singular of shattered religion, intimate secrets and techniques, and the fragile nature of sacrifice.

"There," says Alice Hayward to Reverend Stephen Drew, simply after her baptism, and ahead of going domestic to the husband who will kill her that night after which shoot himself. Drew, tortured through the cryptic finality of that brief utterance, feels his religion in God slipping away and is kept from depression in simple terms by means of a gathering with Heather Laurent, the writer of wildly winning, inspirational books approximately . . . angels. 

Heather survived a early life that culminated in her personal mom and dad' murder-suicide, so she identifies deeply with Alice’s daughter, Katie, delivering herself as a mentor to the woman and a shoulder for Stephen – who flees the pulpit to be with Heather and spot if there's whatever to be salvaged from the non secular wreckage round him.
But then the State's legal professional starts off to suspect that Alice's husband would possibly not have killed himself. . .and unearths out that Alice had secrets and techniques simply her minister knew.

Secrets of Eden is either a haunting literary mystery and a deeply evocative testomony to the internal complexities that mark all of our lives.  once more Chris Bohjalian has given us a riveting page-turner during which not anything is strictly what it seems.  As one personality comments, “Believe no one.  belief no one.  suppose all of our tales are suspect.”

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