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April 2, 2016



Robin Kirman

(from Amazon) 
 A tour de force about three friends affected by a campus murder, for readers of Donna Tartt, Meg Wolitzer, and Jeffrey Eugenides

Georgia, Charlie and Alice each arrive at Harvard with hopeful visions of what the future will hold. But when, just before graduation, a classmate is found murdered on campus, they find themselves facing a cruel and unanticipated new reality. Moreover, a charismatic professor who has loomed large in their lives is suspected of the crime. Though his guilt or innocence remains uncertain, the unsettling questions raised by the case force the three friends to take a deeper look at their tangled relationship. Their bond has been defined by the secrets they’ve kept from one another—Charlie’s love and Alice’s envy, Georgia’s mysterious affair—and over the course of the next decade, as they grapple with the challenges of adulthood and witness the unraveling of a teacher's once-charmed life, they must reckon with their own deceits and shortcomings, each desperately in search of answers and the chance to be forgiven.

    A relentless, incisive, and keenly intelligent novel about promise, disappointment, and the often tenuous bonds of friendship, Bradstreet Gate is the auspicious debut of a tremendously talented new writer.

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Broadway Books; Reprint edition (April 5, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804139334
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804139335
 Robin Kirman
ROBIN KIRMAN earned a BA in philosophy from Yale College and an MFA in fiction from Columbia University, where she served as a writing instructor in the English department. Robin lives in New York City and Tel Aviv. 

I just couldn't get into this book. I had a real hard time getting through it.  Had thought at several times, I wasn't going to finish it.  Everybody likes different books, so don't let this stop you from reading it.  It just wasn't for me.  I just didn't get exactly what was going on in the book. It's supposed to be a thriller/mystery but where was the thrill and where was the real mystery?  It's basically about a few people who had gone to Harvard and a murder that had happened. The first few pages were OK.  Seemed like it would build up as you turned the pages only it didn't.  It just followed this group of Harvard grads and what they did after graduation and the murder.   That's about it.  The reader follows them without much excitement or purpose.  Maybe it will appeal to someone else.  IT just wasn't my cup of tea.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author, Robin Kirman and Blogging for Books, in exchange for my unbiased review.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 3 STARS.


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