We Got Him

We Got Him Fiction Elizabeth Searle s WE GOT HIM is an ingeniously plotted suspenseful novel written in blood mother s milk and the unintended consequence of rage It is the story of one family s inherited fla

  • Title: We Got Him
  • Author: Elizabeth Searle
  • ISBN: 9780898233483
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fiction Elizabeth Searle s WE GOT HIM is an ingeniously plotted, suspenseful novel written in blood, mother s milk, and the unintended consequence of rage It is the story of one family s inherited flaws, harbored guilts, and obsessive desires, whether for a child, a parent, or a second chance to do the elusive right thing Powerfully worked against the unfolding eventsFiction Elizabeth Searle s WE GOT HIM is an ingeniously plotted, suspenseful novel written in blood, mother s milk, and the unintended consequence of rage It is the story of one family s inherited flaws, harbored guilts, and obsessive desires, whether for a child, a parent, or a second chance to do the elusive right thing Powerfully worked against the unfolding events of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Elizabeth Searle s taut drama of a young, pregnant stepmother and her troubled stepson is a narrative tour de force, interweaving public and private acts of terror with the redemptive, but ever fragile, forces of love Melissa Pritchard

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    1. Elizabeth Searle’s fiction always takes off right from the first page, and this book is no exception. Immediately we are thrown into the high tension of the locked-down city of Boston on the night of the hunt for the Marathon bomber. At the same time, we enter the complexities of a longtime marriage. The narrative shifts between Sarah, a loving, sometimes secretive wife thrown into premature labor for a baby she has obsessively desired, and Paul, her older, steadier husband, who both longs for [...]

    2. I loved Elizabeth Searle's new novel, WE GOT HIM, which beautifully parallels the marathon bombing and search for the bombers with the story of an Arlington couple undergoing the premature birth of their hard-won baby.  Searle may understand less about running than she does about sex, fertility workups and treatments, lost teenagers and love, but I couldn't put it down and enjoyed the Faulknerian play and ambition, a la AS I LAY DYING, here transformed to as I lay birthing. 

    3. Set during the tragedy of the Boston Marathon bombing, We Got Him is the fast-paced story of pregnant Sarah and her husband Paul. The story explores the intricacies of family dynamics, especially between parents and their children.Sarah and Paul both have issues with their own parents, alive or dead, and this is passed on to the next generation. Paul’s relationship with his son P.J. is less than stellar due to their lack of communication, and Sarah’s role as step-mom leads P.J. to obsess ove [...]

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