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I Witness And Wait based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Normally only a non-fiction reader, I actually loved this book. I read it because I assumed I would get a good education as to what life was like in a small New England town in the 1930's. I was not disappointed. And to have a wonderful story/mystery with it kept my full attention all the way through. The author has obviously done his homework well, depicting life in the fictitious town of Overlook, NH. His painstaking efforts surely added to this already interesting book. The author eloquently and with great ability details the history of this typical 'any New England small town of the period.' The reader will generally learn what life was like, including family life and relationships, morals, values, ethics, recreation, school, outside relationships, small business and town structures....all expertly laid out in the first part of the story. In following the life of a 13-14 year old boy, his family and friends, his hopes and aspirations gives an excellent perspective from this period. One gains a most healthy respect for the people of that period. So I guess I got a lot of non-fiction from this must-read novel! Not to divulge any details regarding the sex murder as the culmination of the plot, along with the courtroom proceedings providing the climax, this well-thought-out, meticulously arranged, refreshing, enlightening and most believable and entertaining story will not fail your expectations. Mr. Dearborn is to be commended for his diligent efforts!