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By Amanda Dickson

Maddie Johnson enjoyed Shakespeare. in contrast to all people else she knew starting to be up, she appeared to comprehend him, take pleasure in him, extra with each analyzing. It used to be partially due to this love that she drove from her domestic in rural Pennsylvania to school at Southern Utah college, domestic each summer season to the Utah Shakespearean pageant. It used to be in part that, and in part the need to get as distant as possible.

Maddie concept being in Utah might support her put out of your mind, that the stark great thing about the surroundings and the facility of the metaphor will be adequate to transparent her.

They weren’t.

In her freshman yr, she met and, after commencement, married a far older guy, Robert capable, the 1st individual Maddie had ever identified who understood her love of Shakespeare.

At 21, Maddie felt too younger to be married.

At 23, she felt too younger to be divorced.

Maddie couldn’t blame her divorce on Con Sullier. Maddie came across herself falling for this irresistibly far away guy whereas she used to be nonetheless married to Robert. Con was once an rock jock at a small city radio station. He was once continuously disappointed together with his activity, each one consecutive new female friend he received, and his existence normally. while he flirted with Maddie one evening on the Shakespearean pageant, he simply desired to shake issues up a bit. He sought after a thrill. Later, he attempted to appreciate why Maddie driven him away, why she looked as if it would love working from each person greater than towards him, why she concealed in books and baths and hated to force anyplace.

Maddie considered leaving Utah, leaving Con and Robert and everybody who knew both of them, yet her fifth grade English scholars saved her there. Their open faces, and the house her father had obtained her within the purple rock canyon, stored her within the small Utah city
with one very broad major highway.

Maddie was once chanced on lifeless on January 1, 1984, days after she broke up for reliable with Con Sullier. Her neighbor, Junior Kemler, chanced on her on that chilly morning, cradling a gun to her chest, a bullet gap in her correct temple.

Twenty years later, Maddie’s father nonetheless believes his daughter didn't take her personal lifestyles. He has spent twenty years and a small fortune attempting to accomplish a unmarried target – to persuade the Utah country health worker to alter the dying certificates of his daughter to learn “homicide” rather than “suicide.” he's a young and determined guy in his 70’s whilst he meets a tender attorney over the phone named Sophie Brownlie.

A light Thief is the tale of Sophie’s first compelling case, the tale of Maddie’s tortured middle, the tale of a small city in love with the not likely blend of rodeo and Shakespeare, a narrative of religion and trust in love and relations. it's the tale of decisions, of unforeseen friendships, of individuals now not transforming into who they look like.

The novel unfolds in time sessions, 2004 as Sophie turns into enthusiastic about supporting the daddy of a woman who died twenty years ahead of end up that she didn’t kill herself, and 1983 as a tortured and lonely younger Maddie strikes nearer and toward the day of her untimely dying. After contemplating numerous attainable suspects, you start to think that the Utah health worker can have been correct all along.

May have been.

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