Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The First Day: a Novel

The First Day: a Novel / Phil Harrison, 214 p.

Samuel and Anna meet in Belfast and fall into an intense love affair.  The problem is that Sam is married, has three children, and is a charismatic minister.  A lot of what happens to the characters here is predictable; what's not obvious at first is just how damaging the fallout will be, and how that damage will continue to play out over many years.  Suspenseful and sinister, and definitely engaging for a short read.  The religious elements were thoughtful if occasionally overwrought.

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