The River, by Moonlight, by Camille Marchetta
I received this book for free from the publisher. All content and opinions are my own.
Welcome to today’s stop on Camille Marchetta‘s blog tour! The River, by Moonlight, is her third novel.
This was a great book. It’s set in 1917 – New York. A vagrant sees the talented and lovely Miss Lily Canning jump off of a bridge into the Hudson River. Her family and friends are baffled by her decision and are left to grasp at straws, searching for answers. The looming war in Europe adds texture to the psychological tension built throughout the story.
The story is brilliantly told via different persons in Lily’s sphere. Each chapter is narrated by a different character, who more or less picks up the narrative where the last character left off. In some hands, such a device might be distracting or annoying, but Marchetta managed to pull it off seamlessly. And, now that I think about it, Marchetta’s writing is seamless, too. It was realistic, and details about the period were sown in and communicated effortlessly. I was truly enthralled by this story as it unfolded page by page.
The River, by Moonlight, by Camille Marchetta [rating:5]
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