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Ceremony of Innocence #2020

Ceremony of Innocence By Dorothy Cummings McLean Ceremony of Innocence Scottish Catholic journalist Catriona McClelland comes home to her Frankfurt apartment to find her German ex boyfriend Dennis sitting nervously on the couch Police arrive A Canadian student Suzy Davi
  • Title: Ceremony of Innocence
  • Author: Dorothy Cummings McLean
  • ISBN: 9781586177317
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ceremony of Innocence By Dorothy Cummings McLean Scottish Catholic journalist Catriona McClelland comes home to her Frankfurt apartment to find her German ex boyfriend Dennis sitting nervously on the couch Police arrive A Canadian student, Suzy Davis, has been drowned, and both Cat and Dennis are suspects in her murder Subsequent police interviews trigger Cat s memories of her reluctant friendship with Suzy, an enthusScottish Catholic journalist Catriona McClelland comes home to her Frankfurt apartment to find her German ex boyfriend Dennis sitting nervously on the couch Police arrive A Canadian student, Suzy Davis, has been drowned, and both Cat and Dennis are suspects in her murder Subsequent police interviews trigger Cat s memories of her reluctant friendship with Suzy, an enthusiastic supporter of leftwing organizations The two women had become acquainted while terrorist bombings, student unrest and neo Nazi riots brought Germany to a boiling point Cat had tried to maintain her professional aloofness while writing reports on these events, but the political became personal when Suzy fell for Dennis and forced Cat to confront her hypocrisy in refusing either to marry the much younger man or to let him go.Ripped from the headlines, Ceremony of Innocence is a very contemporary novel of Europe on the edge of social breakdown Train stations are bombed and migrants targeted for violence as journalists and other tastemakers watch from their positions of privilege.Cummings realistic narrative does not describe the feats of heroes Rather, it unnervingly lays bare the way religious faith and moral reasoning can be easily manipulated and compromised.
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    1. Dorothy Cummings McLean

      Dorothy Cummings McLean is the author of Seraphic Singles in the USA, The Closet s All Mine , and in Poland, Anielskie Single and of Ceremony of Innocence A Novel She is a columnist for the Toronto Catholic Register and a blogger She lives near Edinburgh, Scotland with her husband and two thriving pots of rosemary.

    556 Comments

    1. Part thriller and part literary novel, Ceremony of Innocence would be a unique and interesting find even in mainstream fiction but this was published by the Catholic house Ignatius Press Without meaning disrespect to Ignatius, as I m not very familiar with their lists, I have to say that it s incredibly unusual to pick up a novel shelved by religion instead of genre and be able to remark on how well it s written This one is spectacular.Over the course of a short and intense mystery plot, McLean [...]


    2. A really good read fast paced, thought provoking, and with a twist at the end that I didn t see coming We see through the eyes of Catriona, a Canadian Scots journalist on the religion beat, who is living in Germany and reporting on the political violence rocking the nation anarchists, Nazis, and Muslim extremists all playing roles in it She s comfortably involved in a long term relationship with a younger man, until she meets a young Canadian peace activist, Suzy And then things get complicated, [...]


    3. An excellent book, well plotted, with compelling characters and a strong authorial voice In turns amusing and thrilling, McLean pulls you right into Catriona s world from the first page.I read it all on a train in one sitting, and I m glad I had the time to do so, as it is gripping and quickly paced, not the kind of book you want to put down, as I hate to stop watching films or put down novels when there s any ambiguity as to the safety of the protagonists.Strongly moral, but not moralistic, it [...]


    4. This book was engaging from the start and a quick read without sacrificing good writing or complexity I don t think the description on is exactly right, but I m not sure what I would replace it with This novel deals with both really big, somewhat impersonal problems rioting, racism, terrorism , as well as some intensely personal ones with the same deft hand It s definitely not a murder mystery, although it does have a murder and some mysterious elements It s not exactly a thriller, although it d [...]


    5. Unusual twist Catholic sinners deal with current issues, One step at a time We all have things we regret and need to say we are sorry for


    6. I really enjoyed the book There was enough action to keep the pages turning.I ve been wary lately of writing that lifts up anti heroes, as if to say there s no such thing as a bad guy Here the author did a great job of creating a main character who has her flaws, but doesn t shy away from admitting that she is sometimes in the wrong I find such a character much interesting and honest than one might usually find in the average mystery suspense novel.


    7. This novel tells the story of a Scottish Canadian journalist living in Germany, her German Turkish boyfriend, and an idealistic young American who crosses their path and is mysteriously murdered The author seems to have patterned the story on Graham Greene s The Quiet American, but somehow, the author doesn t explore the characters in the same depth, and doesn t seem to be able to connect with the reader in the same way The story comes across as confusing and contrived.


    8. I don t usually read much contemporary fiction much less anything quite so politically themed as this, but the writing was so good I finished it in one sitting It turns into quite a thriller in the last third or so, the ending is pretty chilling well, the denouement, I suppose the actual ending brings it around to something hopeful and melancholy all at once.


    9. I was plesantly surprised by this novel The themes were rich and well developed throughout the story without the typical heavy handedness some authors too often employ The characters were engaging and complex, which made for an incredibly enjoyable read I look forward to from this author


    10. A contemporary novel, extremely well written The author has a vision and understanding of human psyche I recommend it without hesitation.



    11. Faith and misgivings in post 9 11 and 7 7 Hamburg plus an immature woman growing into joy Well crafted and human But scary


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