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The Butterfly Effect,
This review is from: The Little Friend (Paperback)The tragic events surrounding little Robin Cleave's death (found hanged in a tree just near his house) opens a hole in his family never again fulfilled with words about their feelings concerning this brutal murdered. All, except Harriet, Robin's younger sister (only a baby when all happen) that twelve years later as promised to herself to find out the entire true behind the strange murderer and get revenge from the one responsible for that.
At the beginning, "The Little Friend" seems committed, by the hand of Harriet (inspired by the great classics hero novels) and her friend Hely, to be a mystery-murder case urged to be solved. The story happens to be much more than that. In Harriet's actions, what seems to be a jump into the past, actually happens to be the key for further future dramatic events; cause and consequence, the inevitable expression of one's true nature, chaos, luck, destiny and all the unexplainable forces that drive one's life are the ingredients that takes along this story to its astonishing end.
Not like in "The Secret History" where premeditation, sharpness and coldness were qualities surrounding characters, their emotions and events, in "The Little Friend" is exactly the opposite; a hot summer action taking place in Mississippi, is the perfect atmosphere for this strange and dangerous premise: sometimes reality can be much complex and absurd that our expectations, reveling strange and unexpected truths.
Brilliant well written.