trying to remember what else i have read - Dahanu Road another one that was a bit of a disappointment in that i normally love reading stories about India. this one jumped back & forth in time, telling the two stories of a grandson & his grandfather. both have been landowners. the conflict in the story comes from the tribes & how the landowners have often abused them, the grandfather has a terrible secret & the grandson has pangs of conscience which culminates in his falling in love with one of the tribal women.
also read Death Spiral - murder mysteries not my cup of tea but really enjoyed this tale of a World War II hero, a Spitfire pilot,Wilf McLaughlin, who comes home injured,both seen & unseen. the plan is to return to school eventually but for now he tinkers in his father's legal office, &, as a fringe benefit, develops a relationship with his father's secretary, Carol, an interesting character in her own right, beautiful in an an conventional way, smart & independent. shortly after his arrival home horrible murders begin happening in the small, sleepy community & somehow Wilf always finds himself entangled in them in some way. he starts to believe that he has brought some evilness back with him from the war, from the horrors of the war, & that he is causing the evil that is occurring in his town. suspenseful, good to the end, Wilf is such a sweet but damaged person & i so badly wanted things to turn out alright for him.
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