Two months after the suspicious and much-publicized death of his father on the island of Martha's Vineyard, it is taking all of Adam Blaine's will to suture the deep wounds the tragedy has inflicted upon his family and himself.
As the court inquest into Benjamin Blaine's death casts suspicions on those closest to him, Adam struggles to protect them from those who still suspect that his father was murdered by one of his kin.
But the sternest test of all is Adam's proximity to Carla Pacelli - his late father's mistress and a woman to whom, despite her pivotal role in his family's plight, Adam finds himself increasingly drawn. The closer he gets to this beautiful, mysterious woman, the further Adam feels from his troubles, yet the closer he also comes to revealing the secrets he's striven to conceal and condemning the people he's fought so hard to protect.
An acknowledged master of the courtroom thriller, Patterson's Blaine trilogy, a bold and surprising departure from his past novels, is a complex family drama pulsing with the tumult of the time and "dripping with summer diversions, youthful passion and ideals, class tensions, and familial disruptions" (Library Journal).
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By Ginger on 24-09-15
Necessary but a disappointment.
Eden in Winter: Blain Family Trilogy Book 3 – Richard North Patterson: Unfortunately, I must admit I was somewhat disappointed in this third and final book of this trilogy. While it had the potential to be very good, a good third (or more) was relegated to a word for word repeat of much of the first book, inserted here and there as flashbacks. Not only was it irritating in that, if needed at all, a mere mention of those events would have sufficed, but they were inserted in such a way as to break the flow of the “continuation” of the story. I appreciate Richard North Patterson’s work, but in this instance, it is as though he couldn’t come up with enough to make the third as long as the first and second, and so improvised by adding in repeated text. Sadly, this made me feel as though I had been gypped more so than if he’d simply let the story flow and damn the length. 3 stars.
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By BECKY on 29-07-14
Repeat, repeat, repeat
I was disappointed with the contribution of new material presented in this book. Much of this book is verbatim - cut and paste from the first book. I expect much more from RNP. Having said that, this does bring an end to the trilogy. As always, I love Dennis Boutsikaris as a narrator.
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