My next novel, “Secrets of Eden,” will be published on February 2, 2010.
Here is how the Random House catalog describes it:
A novel of shattered family ties, intimate secrets, and the nature of sacrifice, Secrets of Eden is written with Chris Bohjalian’s trademark compassion and explosive revelations.
“There,” says Alice Hayward to Reverend Stephen Drew, just after her baptism, going home to the husband who will kill her that evening before turning the gun upon himself. Drew, tortured by the cryptic finality of that short utterance, feels his faith in God slipping away and is saved from despair only by a meeting with Heather Laurent, the author of wildly successful, inspirational books about . . .angels. Heather survived a childhood in which her father murdered her mother and then took his own life. Stephen flees the pulpit to be with her and see if there is anything to be salvaged from the spiritual wreckage around him. But then the State’s Attorney begins to suspect that Alice’s husband may not have killed himself – and Alice herself had secrets that only her minister knew. Secrets of Eden shows how guilt can often overshadow truth and how morally ambiguous a life really can be.
The novel will be a Lifetime movie and foreign rights have already been sold in the United Kingdom.
To see the final cover or preorder a copy, click here.