The Last September
Nina de Gramont
Algonquin, 2015 (2015)
Hardcover, CD, e-Book
Reviewed by Bob Walch
n college, Brett was involved with two brothers. Eli was her best friend and his brother Charlie eventually became her husband. Now, years later, Brett and Charlie are living on Cape Cod and their marriage is on shaky grounds. The situation becomes even more difficult when Eli arrives at their doorstep for an unannounced visit and brings his bipolar problems with him.
ust when things couldn't get any worse, they do when Brett arrives home one day to find her husband dead and her brother-in-law freaking out. It appears that Eli must be responsible for the crime, but that remains to be seen.
s Brett mulls over her life and relationship with each of these men as well as their connection with one another, the reader is treated to an intimate look at the lives of these attractive but flawed individuals.
his is a murder mystery but one that offers a far greater depth of character than what one normally finds in novels in this genre. Alternating between the past and present, the narrative not only totally engages the reader but also keeps subtly tightening the suspense as more is revealed about these fascinating individuals.
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