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    [PDF FREE] (A Well Known Secret) BY Jim Fusilli I reviewed this series of books as a whole so the review here is the same review you'll find for those books The four book in this series caught my attention walking through a bookstore So Iā€™m looking at is reading the jacket copy and wonderi

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    [PDF FREE] (A Well Known Secret) BY Jim Fusilli I knew that whatever tolerance I'd developed for this fetid game this depravity this charade of life had been exceeded And now I was sick of everything sick of taxis of midtown of the small whitecaps on the gray

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    [PDF FREE] (A Well Known Secret) BY Jim Fusilli boring at the start got good at the end

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    [PDF FREE] (A Well Known Secret) BY Jim Fusilli RATING 45It's been four years but Terry Orr has barely recovered from an event that changed his life forever His beloved wife Marina and their infant son Davy were waiting on a subway platform when a deranged man pushed the baby's stroller onto the tracks Marina attempted to save him but they were both swept under an oncoming subway and ki

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    [PDF FREE] (A Well Known Secret) BY Jim Fusilli I was at a point between reading ARC books and decided to expand my genre list so I read this crime drama and I was very surprised that I found this book to be interestingI did have some trouble with the jargon though hence the 3 star rating and not a 4 but the story is uite a page turner and I got some good ideas about plot twists when I d

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    Jim Fusilli ë 0 Read & Download Free download × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë Jim Fusilli review A Well Known Secret Fair mystery book about a PI in New York The story is interesting but the author has a bad habit of breaking up the flow by bringing in reminisces sometimes just from a previous meeting or day If he could write a linear story he would be much interesting

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    Free download × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë Jim Fusilli [PDF FREE] (A Well Known Secret) BY Jim Fusilli The second in a series I liked it better than the first and will make a point to read the third

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review A Well Known Secret A Well Known Secret characters Ì 0 Terry Orr is a man haunted by the murder of his wife and son and by the tragedy that dar. I reviewed this series of books as a whole so the review here is the same review you ll find for those books The four book in this series caught my attention walking through a bookstore So I m looking at is reading the jacket copy and wondering how I have missed this author and this series because it s got three things that I really like a thoughtful troubled not always likeable main character Terry Orr an author turned private investigator it s set in modern day Manhattan and not an idealized Manhattan either and there s an extended cast of wonderful very vivid charactersHard Hard City is already the fourth book in this series so I forced myself to go back and start with the first one I ve now read Closing Time and A Well Known Secret and as soon as I can get hold of Tribeca Blues and Hard Hard City I ll read those This review really covers all the ones I ve read thus farFusilli is a journalist and he has an excellent website with lots of interesting essays The essay Why I stopped reviewing crime fiction originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal It gave me a lot to think aboutIn any case I would recommend these novels which may not be flawless but which are pretty damn good all the way aroundWe meet Terry Orr at a bad time in his life He had been a successful author blissfully married with a young daughter and a two year old son when a madman shoves the baby s stroller off a subway platform into the path of an express train Terry s wife Marina an accomplished artist goes after the boy to try to save him and they both die Terry is left with his ten year old daughter Bella some close friends and a need for revenge that charges right over the line into obsession and without apologyThese are crime novels with plots Terry gets involved in the lives of people around him When there is a crime that touches him he takes it on and pursues it The violent act that changed his own life is a constant backdrop in the first two novels but it s not really integrated into the plots themselvesFusilli took on uite a challenge approaching things this way We ve got the larger story a character study of a man in terrible pain struggling to make sense of things to keep moving forward he s got a young daughter who needs him after all And Bella is without a doubt my favorite character in these novels I like her much than I like her father Superimposed on that we get the individual crime plots in each of the books Both elements are crucial but Fusilli balances them far better in the second novel than he does in the firstI liked the first novel Closing Time for its descriptions of Manhattan and for the characterizations of the people closest to Terry They were vivid and believable touching and irritating intriguing in many different ways In contrast the characters who were part of the murder investigation were flatter and felt I suppose the only word that really works unpolished Not badly written not at all just distinctly less interesting than the main charactersBut the second novel The Well Known Secret gives me the sense of Fusilli as an author who has become comfortable with what he s trying to do He branches out a little in his approach in ways that really work for me The novel starts with a newspaper article an interest piece written about Terry his background his losses his daughter his new work I love bringing different kinds of texts into novels and this is an excellent example of how to do that It provides the backstory in an intriguing clean detached way something Terry himself could not do as a first person narratorMore than that this novel is set post 911 in the very neighborhood that was most devastated by the loss of the Twin Towers Terry s daughter goes to a school where than half the kids in her class have lost at least one parent in the attack they were unable to enter their home for a month and had to live in a hotel I got a real sense of what it was like to survive 911 in TriBeCa and to go on surviving it but without even a touch of pathos Here and there Terry provides details of what those days were like simply powerfully This novel is worth reading for that aspect aloneThe bad news is I don t like Terry much He is a man in pain yes He has suffered terribly but he also wallows I wanted to smack him by the end of this novel So did a few of his fellow characters This was only partly ameliorated by the absolutely perfect tone and pacing of the final chapter where Terry goes with Bella to the subway station where Marina and Davy were so violently murdered for the first time I won t say anything about this chapter other than this it deserves to be readI am sorry I was unaware of Jim Fusilli s work for so long I m hoping there will be many novels to come

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review A Well Known Secret A Well Known Secret characters Ì 0 Kened the streets in lower Manhattan Now than ever his life has purpose He has to raise. RATING 45It s been four years but Terry Orr has barely recovered from an event that changed his life forever His beloved wife Marina and their infant son Davy were waiting on a subway platform when a deranged man pushed the baby s stroller onto the tracks Marina attempted to save him but they were both swept under an oncoming subway and killed It s been Terry s life mission ever since to find this man He s gone into private investigation as a means to track him and takes on cases from other people that involve saving children Thanks to his late wife s artistic talent he has no financial worries and can devote himself to setting the world rightTerry lives and works in New York City with his 14 year old daughter Bella They have a closed community of friends such as Dennis Diddio a wannabe musician and various shopkeepers around the neighborhood Terry s housekeeper asks him to speak to one of her acuaintances a woman whose daughter has just been released after serving 30 years for the robbery and murder of a diamond dealer She wants Terry to find Sonia Salgado so that she can see her grandson or at least that s what she tells Terry As Terry begins to search for the woman he finds that what he unearths is threatening to several people around him that the crime of 30 years earlier has very real meaning in the present day and that people will kill to keep it in the pastA Well Known Secret is set in post 911 New York and Fusilli excels at showing the subtle aftereffects of that event on the people living in the city Any native New Yorker would delight in reading this book as he traverses its boroughs with wonderful descriptions of the various neighborhoods sights and sounds The setting is exuisitely drawn sometimes at the expense of the pacing of the book There are times when events should be moving forward and Ellis is rhapsodizing about the cityThe book is a poignant tribute not only to New York City but also to Orr s dead wife and child He knows it s time to move on but he finds it very difficult to do so He meets a fine woman who wants to be with him but he has a hard time feeling anything than grief and remorse He s not even at the point where he can take a subway he experiences an overwhelming paralysis whenever he even tries to enter the underground systemIn addition to the wonderful depiction of the setting Fusilli has written a book whose melancholic mood as Terry reminisces about his late family and what could have been and should have been touches the heart of the reader Eually touching is the characterization particularly the feisty no nonsense Bella who threatens to steal the book away Diddio the loopy musician who searches for a dream that seems unobtainable to him and Jule the assistant district attorney who hopes to warm Terry s heart and reach beyond his grief And then there are the various flawed characters whose corruption and greed hurt so many othersThe book had a nonfiction feel to it as the author referred to political figures of the past and present to the way that New York is changing as a result of the Apocalyptic World Trade Center destruction The book felt real and honest in every way The book ends with a feeling of hope even though many of the issues remain unresolved This is the first book I ve read that incorporates the events of 911 in a meaningful way and the narrative around its repercussions is exceptionally well done

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review A Well Known Secret A Well Known Secret characters Ì 0 His fourteen year old daughter alone and he has to find the killer who shattered his wor. Fair mystery book about a PI in New York The story is interesting but the author has a bad habit of breaking up the flow by bringing in reminisces sometimes just from a previous meeting or day If he could write a linear story he would be much interesting

  • Paperback
  • 320
  • A Well Known Secret
  • Jim Fusilli
  • English
  • 06 April 2020
  • 9780425192801