26 December 2014

The Half Brother; Holly LeCraw

The Half Brother: A NovelThe Half Brother: A Novel by Holly LeCraw
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The setting really seems to matter less than the blurbage promises. This could be any small town, the boarding school part means little. Do faculty/student attractions happen? Yes (although one hopes they stay intellectual, not crossing the line). But what happens later, after the student graduates? Well... it still feels weird. The May/Charlie relationship feels weird to Charlie, too, but it's the disclosure of Family Secrets that drives them apart. And those Family Secrets? No real secret to any one with a grounding in the Southern Gothic school of secrets.

Having said that, the writing is engrossing enough to make this a good winter snow day read.

ARC provided by publisher.

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