Friday, April 08, 2011
What I Read #30
Dead Center by Joanna Higgins: Ben Weber is arrested for the murder of his friend, Pete Hyland. The murder took place over twenty years ago. Pete's parents were never convinced that it was an accidental death, which it was proclaimed by the coroner at the time. They are ones that are pursuing the case.
There is some material evidence, but most of the people from the area at the time of the death are either dead, or have moved away.
Was it revenge? Was it an accident? Or was it a suicide?
Higgins did a remarkable job of presenting this story from the victim's two daughters' points of view. I think she could have done it in less words and chapters. Some of the dialogue was pretty mundane and the detail about blood spatters and mists and so on, went on and on and on.
All in all, I would give it a 3 star rating.