Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Beginning ~ with an almost rape

The Double Bind ~ by Chris Bohjalian, 2007, fiction (Vermont)
Laurel Estabrook was nearly raped the fall of her sophomore year of college.  Quite likely she was nearly murdered that autumn.
When Laurel Estabrook is attacked while riding her bicycle through Vermont’s back roads, her life is forever changed.  Formerly outgoing, Laurel withdraws into her photography, spending all her free time at a homeless shelter.  There she meets Bobbie Crocker, a man with a history of mental illness and a box of photographs that he won’t let anyone see.  When Bobbie dies, Laurel discovers a deeply hidden secret — a story that leads her far from her old life, and into a cat-and-mouse game with pursuers who claim they want to save her.

Gilion at Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings on Fridays.  Click here for this week's Mister Linky.


Helen's Book Blog said...

I just bought The Guest Room by the same author. I haven't read it yet, but it and the one you've got here both sound so good

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I also read and liked Chris Bohjalian's 1998 novel Midwives. Click on that link to read what I said on my blog about that one a few years ago.