"Everybody likes Chris Goodman. Sure, he's kind of weird. He wears those crazy bell-bottoms and he really likes the word ennui and he shakes your hand when he meets you, but he's the kind of guy who is always up for a good time and is happy to lend a hand. Everybody likes Chris Goodman, which is why it's so shocking when he is murdered. Here, in a stunning multi-voiced narrative that includes the perspective of the killer and is inspired by a true and shocking crime from the author's own past, Allan Wolf endeavors to answer the first question that comes to mind in moments of unthinkable tragedy: How could a thing like this happen? "
by Allan Mallinson
by Barbara O'Connor
by Will Hobbs
by Watt Key
"Master storyteller Allan Wolf fictionalizes the true-crime murder of a teen from his hometown. He tells the story from the viewpoints of the young man's schoolmates, including their various reactions to his death. The mark of excellence in a narrating ensemble is that characters are recognizable no matter who is narrating, but that that is not the case here, especially with the character of Squib. Nonetheless, his Tourette's syndrome tics are believably and sensitively portrayed. Murderer Leonard Pelf comes across as a complex character--creepy but sympathetic. Distracting sound effects in a handful of scenes have a loud background hiss. C.M.A. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"
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