Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Review: The Drowning Tree
Title: The Drowning Tree
Author: Carol Goodman
Publication Date: December 28, 2004
Genre: Psychological Suspense/Mystery
Recommended If You Like: Goodman's other books, psychological explorations, art woven into mysteries
When Juno reluctantly attends her college reunion, only there to support her best friend Christine as she gives an art history lecture, she doesn't expect to have Christine's speech spiral out in dangerous repercussions that will reverberate throughout her past and present, and challenge everything she thinks she knows.
What I Liked:
I love Goodman's writing style. It feels so immediate and puts you right in her characters' heads.
Goodman does an excellent job of exploring so many different types of relationships, from female friendships, to mother and daughter, to sisters, to lovers.
And of course the mystery-there are so many layers to it, and I was constantly being surprised by new revelations.
Anything I Didn't Like?
There was so much going on, that occasionally it got a little confusing. I really appreciated how many storylines Goodman was able to weave together, but I did sometimes struggle to keep everyone and everything straight.
This is a beautiful, introspective, and twisty mystery full of powerful characters and lots of surprises. I definitely recommend this book.