Enrique Tomás lives a quiet life with a large, loving family in an unnamed South American country. But Enrique has secrets. When his second eldest son, Hector, and Hector’s beloved friend Nadia uncover one of Enrique’s secrets, the course of Hector’s life is irrevocably altered. Exiled by his parents to the isolated countryside, Hector is accused of terrorism―a crime for which he is innocent, yet ruthlessly punished. As he tries desperately to extricate himself from the violence perpetrated by a brutal political regime, he realizes that freedom can only come at a terrible price.
The Crimes of Hector Tomás is an epic novel about disappearance and deception, family and nation. Enrique, Hector, and Nadia are trapped in a nightmare world where innocence counts for nothing and justice is a dream. Once they make their choices, they can never go back.
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Details like these weren’t an issue in Evidence, which benefitted from a more experimental form — not to mention fewer pages. Gripes aside, there’s much to admire about this novel; Colford remains a gifted writer with an unusual, sometimes inspiring command of language.Read Full Review of The Crimes of Hector Tomás | See more reviews from National Post arts