By Stephan Lee
Updated July 02, 2015 at 08:06 PM EDT
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Bradstreet Gate

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  • Book
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You can’t help but make comparisons to Donna Tartt’s 1992 classic The Secret History while reading Bradstreet Gate, which tracks the lives of a group of Harvard students over the decade following the unsolved murder of a classmate, Julie Patel. The key players fit certain archetypes, but each is keenly observed: Georgia, the ethereal, flighty beauty; Charlie, the unctuous social climber; Alice, the seething outsider; and Rufus Storrow, the charismatic professor-turned-prime suspect. The friends’ unpredictable evolution over time is actually more interesting than the murder mystery itself. Bradstreet Gate won’t stick with you like The Secret History, but the breezy read does deliver. B+

Bradstreet Gate

2015 book
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  • Book
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author
  • Robin Kirman
publisher
  • Crown

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