The Secret in Their Eyes
Now a Major Motion Pictured starring Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and Chiwetel Eijiofor
Benjamín Chaparro is a man haunted by his past—a retired detective, he remains obsessed with the decades-old case of the rape and murder of a young woman in her own bedroom. As he revisits the details of the investigation, he is reacquainted with his similarly long, unrequited love for Irene Hornos, then just an intern, now a respected judge. Absorbing and masterfully crafted, The Secret in Their Eyes is a meditation on the effects of the passage of time and unfulfilled desire.
Eduardo Sacheri’s tale is imbued with the subdued terror that characterized the Dirty War of 1970s Argentina, and was made into the Academy Award winning film of the same name in 2009. Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and Chiwetel Eijiofor now star in the English language depiction of this gripping story, to be released in the Fall of 2015.
In Argentinian author Sacheri's beguiling novel, the basis for the 2010 Academy Award winning film El secreto de sus ojos, Benjam n Chaparro, a recently retired deputy clerk for Argentina's investigative court, sets out to write a novel about a case that has haunted him for decades: the 1968 rape and murder of a beautiful young woman, Liliana Colotto. Chaparro's original investigation into the case became so dangerous that he was forced to flee Buenos Aires until the "Dirty War" officially ended in 1983. Since Liliana's murder, her devastated widower, Ricardo Morales, has devoted his life to exacting vengeance on his wife's killer and on the corrupt political machine that enabled the killer to go free. Chaparro's own unrequited love for Irene Hornos, once an intern and now a powerful judge, gives the Morales case an added resonance. Extracts from Chaparro's novel in progress blur the line between fiction, reportage, and memoir, as do the other parts of this complex and engaging narrative.
Read it non-stop
Luckily I am retired, and had no reason to stop. Great book!