Kenneth J. Harvey
Random House
It occurs to me that this list is slightly harsh for a holiday book roundup but life ain’t all Lindt balls and turkey dinners. It’s tragic too. Myrden is released from jail, 14 years into his sentence, after DNA evidence proves his innocence. Armed with a million dollar settlement, Myrden returns to his tough St. John’s neighbourhood, back to an unfaithful wife and a second chance in the form of his young granddaughter. Harvey builds the inevitable horrific outcome—quietly, darkly and relentlessly—with masterful storytelling skills. Don’t curl up with this book on Christmas night, wait for the cold days of January to stay Inside.
Sue Carter Flinn
type: book
category: best of 2006

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