Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Double Bind

Author: Chris Bohjalian
Year: 2007
Publisher:  Vintage Books

Laurel Estabrook loves riding her back on the Vermont backroads until one day she is viciously attacked. After the attack, Laurel continues with her life but she is forever changed. She goes on to work at a homeless shelter after college where she meets Bobbie Crocker - a client who's a former mental patient but ends up being a success story for the shelter. After Bobbie's death, Laurel comes into contact with a box of photographs that were Bobbie's most prized possession and the photographs lead her into a mystery that consumes her life.

There were great moments in this book - especially the beginning and the ending. It lagged a bit in the middle but the ending made up for the lag. This was the first book I've read by Chris Bohjalian. I've heard and read great things about him and from the reviews I've read, this isn't his best work. I'm curious to read some of his other stuff and will definitely put him on my authors to read more of list.


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