The Reservoir

The Reservoir

by Oliver Lewis Thompson

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ISBN-13: 9781326879075
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 03/13/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 583,271
File size: 389 KB

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The Reservoir 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, especially if you lived or live in Richmond, VA.
anne40 More than 1 year ago
This book is one of my favorite books that I have read this year. It is well written and the characters are extremely well developed with many layers of complexity. The writing is good, the philosophy sound, and the suspense is compelling. I almost never give 5 stars but this book deserves it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've enjoyed the characters as well as the mystery. I'm sorry to read that Thompson has not written any others yet. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't even realize this was based on an actual case until the end but when I discovered this, it all made perfect sense. The author did a great job of conveying just how ambiguous the "truth" of the real life drama was. Fascinating reading- I highly recommend.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1885 Richmond, Virginia, the body of a pregnant white female is found in the city reservoir in what seems to be a suicide. However there is some counter evidence nearby so the police investigate beause there is pressure to solve the homicide of Lillian Madison. Nearing retirement, Police Justice Daniel Cincinnatus Richardson heads the inquiry at the same time Detective Jack Wren coerces potential witnesses. Looking into Lillie's relationships leads the cop to the Cluverius brothers, Tommie the ambitious lawyer and Willie the steadfast farmer. Due to temperament Richardson believes Tommie the hothead killed his mistress in a fit of rage over the entangled triangle, but it is Willie who is caught in the trial's crosshairs. Based on a true trial, this exciting historical thriller grips the audience once the players, time and place are established. The story line uses flashbacks to tell the tale of the triangle while also providing a strong inquiry and trial. John Milliken Thompson will have readers pondering the issue of love of family as the author deftly examines how far a person will go to protect a loved one. Harriet Klausner
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one lost my interest, I was well past the 100th page that I usually try to give a book before I give up on it. Reading this one felt more like a chore instead of an enjoyable read. There is too many good books out there to give it more time than I did.
DudleyS More than 1 year ago
I found the story to be interesting, however I gave up reading the book a third of the way through. The author's writing style was a turn off for me. In many ways I felt as if I was reading a script rather than a book. The author wrote as if he was directing the action instead of painting out the details of events that were going on. Being a resident of Virginia, it would have been nice to know what happened. That said, it just wasn't worth the time to slog through the rest of the book to get there.
Digital-Ink More than 1 year ago
Had a lot of potential but fell a little short. The mystery was engaging but ending fell Flat.Thompson failed to take the historical elements and interweave an author's touch.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book! Highly recommend it especially to my fellow Virginians. I went to grad school in Richmond blocks from where the story takes place which added to the experience. Great, flawed characters and story was detailed and hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book flips you back and forth between time and keeps you guessing. Wonderful quick read.
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Interesting story but slow and plodding.
an-older_lady More than 1 year ago
Very interesting and quite different. Did he or did he not???
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