The Reservoir

The Reservoir

A Novel

Book - 2011
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On an early spring morning in Richmond, Virginia, in the year 1885, a young pregnant woman is found floating in the city reservoir. It appears that she has committed suicide, but there are curious clues at the scene that suggest foul play. The case attracts local attention, and an eccentric group of men collaborate to solve the crime. Detective Jack Wren lurks in the shadows, weaseling his way into the investigation and intimidating witnesses. Policeman Daniel Cincinnatus Richardson, on the brink of retirement, catches the case and relentlessly pursues it to its sorrowful conclusion. As the identity of the girl, Lillie, is revealed, her dark family history comes to light, and the investigation focuses on her tumultuous affair with Tommie Cluverius.
   Tommie, an ambitious young lawyer, is the pride and joy of his family and the polar opposite of his brother Willie, a quiet, humble farmer. Though both men loved Lillie, it’s Tommie’s reckless affair that thrusts his family into the spotlight. With Lillie dead, Willie must decide how far to trust Tommie, and whether he ever understood him at all. Told through accumulating revelations, Tommie’s story finally ends in a riveting courtroom
climax.
   Based on a true story, The Reservoir centers on a guilty and passionate love triangle composed of two very different brothers and one young, naive girl hiding an unspeakable secret. A novel of lust, betrayal, justice, and revenge, The Reservoir ultimately probes the question of whether we can really know the hearts and minds of others, even of those closest to us.

Baker & Taylor
On an early spring morning in Richmond, Virginia, in the year 1885, a young pregnant woman is found floating in the city reservoir. It appears that she has committed suicide, but there are curious clues at the scene that suggest foul play. As the identity of the woman, Lillie, is revealed, her dark family history comes to light. Soon the investigation focuses on her tumultuous affair with her cousin, Tommie Cluverius.--From book flap.

Baker
& Taylor

Tommie and Willie Cluverius are two very different brothers caught up in the investigation into the death of a young pregnant girl, with Tommie being put on trial for his life as Willie tries to find out the truth about what happened.

Publisher: New York : Other Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781590514443
1590514440
Branch Call Number: M THOMPSON
Characteristics: 349 p. : map ; 21 cm

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EdithB85
Oct 12, 2011

This is an interesting idea for a novel, but it drags on. I lost interest towards the end and skimmed the last 100 pages or so

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owie07
Aug 20, 2011

I read only a few chapter before I set the book down and didn't bother pick it up again. The story sounds good, but I just couldn't connect with the book.

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