Every Little Thing by Chad Pelley

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We are still interested in Cohen’s fate almost to the very end, but the interest is weakened both by improbable characterization and a narrative that is over-burdened with visual detail and odd metaphor.
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If you could take just one thing back… Every Little Thing explores how lives are shaped by the butterfly effect of decisions that go desperately wrong. After a shocking family tragedy, Cohen Davies feels isolated, guilty, and numb to everything except the allure of his new neighbor, Allie Crosbie. She’s a free spirit, and he sees in her the perfect place to bury his troubles. But when Allie’s father asks an unfathomable favour, Cohen’s decision to help him sets off a chain reaction of irrevocable events that leave one man dead, one man assaulted, and Cohen incarcerated. In the aftermath, Allie will reveal a shocking secret of her own. With his award-winning debut, Away From Everywhere, Chad Pelley showed us his verve as a novelist; Every Little Thing shows us the flipside of love, and Pelley cuts no corners in exposing how a secret kept to protect love can just as easily destroy a life.
 

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Published March 20, 2013 by Breakwater Books Ltd.. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Philip Marchand on Mar 28 2013

We are still interested in Cohen’s fate almost to the very end, but the interest is weakened both by improbable characterization and a narrative that is over-burdened with visual detail and odd metaphor.

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