One Foot in Eden a novel by Ron Rash is a wonderful and hauntingly beautiful novel. A classic tale of passion and tragedy but so well written that it delivers on every sentence. This is the type of book I love, a book that can bring its story, characters and setting to life.
Will Alexander is the sheriff in a small town in southern Appalachia, and he knows all that the local thug Holland Winchester has been murdered. The only thing is the Sherriff can find neither the body nor someone to attest to the killing.
The chapters are written in five different perspectives and narrators. The opening narration belongs to Sherriff Will and then the following chapters are narrated by The Wife(Amy) and The Husband (Billy) The son (Isaac) and the Deputy. The narration shifts are clear and never confusing which makes for an excellent read. Through each prospective the author shows the murder mystery and the characters in a different light.
Ron Rash is an extremely masterful and yet simplistic storyteller and a writer of beautiful prose. The plot is gripping and the characters are extremely well drawn and at times you almost feel you are there listening to the characters tell their stories.
I have read [b:Serena|2815590|Serena|Ron Rash|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1347430224s/2815590.jpg|2841515][bc:Serena|2815590|Serena|Ron Rash|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1347430224s/2815590.jpg|2841515] also by Ron Rash and really enjoyed the writing but found that this novel delivered on plot, characters and prose and I just fell in love with this novel.
I love when a book just draws you in and when you finish the story you feel so satisfied and that is what One Foot in Eden did for me.
A great novel with beautiful writing and memorable characters and for me the perfect little story.