The Secret in Their Eyes

The Secret in Their Eyes

eBook - 2011
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Benjamín Chaparro is a retired law clerk still obsessed by the brutal, decades-old rape and murder of a young married woman in her own bedroom. While attempting to write a book about the case, he revisits the details of the investigation, recalling along the way the major players: Pablo Sandoval, Chaparro's erratic yet brilliant partner; Ricardo Morales, the deceased woman's husband, who never recovered from the tragedy; and Isidoro Gómez, the sickeningly obsessive suspect with whom Chaparro feels an uneasy kinship. As he reaches into the past, Chaparro also recalls the beginning of his long, unrequited love for Irene, then just an intern, now a respected judge. Set in the Buenos Aires of the 1970s, Sacheri's tale reveals the underpinnings of Argentina's Dirty War and takes on the question of justice-- what it really means and in whose hands it belongs. This haunting crime thriller also explores the boundaries of love in all its forms: adoration, devotion and obsession.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : HarperCollins Canada, 2011
ISBN: 9781443406840
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Retired detective Benjamin Chaparro can’t forget a case that’s haunted him for decades: the brutal rape and murder of a young married woman in her own bedroom. In writing a book, Chaparro returns to the past, and the beginnings of his long, unrequited love for a fellow colleague, Irene Hornos. Se... Read More »

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Apr 17, 2016

Mesmerizing and clever story. Ironic to the end. The narrator is endearing.

Dec 28, 2015

Enjoyed this book very much.
Would like a follow up.

Jul 03, 2013

Great read! The author switches tense through out but uses it in a great way to tell two different stories in one....

Mallevato Jan 02, 2012

Great Book...even better than the movie..altho that too was very well done...liked the empathtic, sensitive hero....based in Argentina, with a bit of politics thrown in...insight into how a person's character shines thru adversities

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