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Cleverly written view of a marriage,
This review is from: All He Ever Wanted (Paperback)
The world is full of romances with happy endings, often poorly written. Some of the above reviewers were hoping for yet another.
This is my first Shreve and I was delighted. The first person narrative forces us to have some sympathy with the narrator, although it soon becomes apparent that he is not very likeable. Eventually he compounds all his earlier faults with a massive wrong-doing that cannot be accepted. The heroine, a woman trapped by her time and circumstances, does her best to live a compromise.
This is a dark story, and beautifully crafted.