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This review is from: The Good Father (Hardcover)
As a big fan of Shriver's 'We Need To Talk About Kevin', I read this book after seeing it compared in a newspaper. It is contemporary, fresh and insightful. The protagonist's delusions over his son's innocence are harshly contrasted with other characters' views and the chapters that deal with other murderers and Daniel's last months link the past with the present. It certainly raises questions about childrens' stability (Daniel was 7 when his parents split up and this seems to drive his father's guilt), amicable break-ups and a parent's selfishness. Yet, still, I was pleased that the protagonist's denials ended after about 2/3 of the novel as I found the ending chapters some of the most effective in the novel. A worthy and thought-provoking read.