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The Reservoir

John Milliken Thompson

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

On an early spring morning in Richmond, Virginia, in the year 1885, a young pregnant woman is found floating in the city reservoir. It appears that she has committed suicide, but there are curious clues at the scene that suggest foul play. The case attracts local attention, and an eccentric group of men collaborate to solve the crime. Detective Jack Wren lurks in the shadows, weaseling his way into the investigation and intimidating witnesses. Policeman Daniel Cincinnatus Richardson, on the brink of retirement, catches the case and relentlessly pursues it to its sorrowful conclusion. As the identity of the girl, Lillie, is revealed, her dark family history comes to light, and the investigation focuses on her tumultuous affair with Tommie Cluverius. Tommie, an ambitious young lawyer, is the pride and joy of his family and the polar opposite of his brother Willie, a quiet, humble farmer. Though both men loved Lillie, it' s Tommie' s reckless affair that thrusts his family into the spotlight. With Lillie dead, Willie must decide how far to trust Tommie, and whether he ever understood him at all. Told through accumulating revelations, Tommie' s story finally ends in a riveting courtroom climax. Based on a true story, The Reservoir centers on a guilty and passionate love triangle composed of two very different brothers and one young, naive girl hiding an unspeakable secret. A novel of lust, betrayal, justice, and revenge, The Reservoir ultimately probes the question of whether we can really know the hearts and minds of others, even of those closest to us.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tom Stechschulte

Length:

11h 22m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

28:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

29:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

27:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

29:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

28:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

26:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

18:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:34