A tour de force coming-of-age debut that traces the effect of a murder on three Harvard undergrads and their adult lives.
Within the gothic halls and tailored yards of Harvard, student life teems with excitement as graduation looms near. Dreaming of the possibilities their newfound freedom will offer, they never fathom that one of their privileged own would be left behind forever.
When a senior is found murdered on campus, her death becomes an immediate and shocking enigma. The handsome and charismatic master Rufus Storrow is a suspect, and there’s talk of a jealous lover’s spat gone horrifically wrong. As a role model among students and a faculty favorite, the possibility of his guilt is baffling. Moreover, Georgia, Charlie, and Alice are all connected to both the victim and professor in some way, and though they have an idea who the murderer may be, none can speak confidently to the truth.
A compulsively readable novel about promise, disappointment, and the truths we hide from one another, Bradstreet Gate is an accomplished and broadly appealing debut. Elements of Donna Tartt’s The Secret History meet Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings in a novel that launches the career of an extraordinary new writer. Download and start listening now!