End of Story (2006) As she teaches a writing course at a maximum-security prison in upstate New York, bartender Ivy Seidel investigates her star student's crime. Stock Character Prison… 2006-04-01 Fiction Mystery and Thriller Morrow
Book Review

End of Story (2006)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Apr 01, 2006; Writer: Peter Abrahams; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: Morrow

As she teaches a writing course at a maximum-security prison in upstate New York, bartender Ivy Seidel investigates her star student's crime.

Stock Character Prison guard Sergeant Tocco, ''a man with a salt-and-pepper mustache, three stripes on his sleeve and a Styrofoam cup of coffee, almost lost in his hairy hand.''

Body Count Four.

Bottom Line Though the plot is gratifyingly complex, Ivy is curiously bland and almost unlikable.

Originally posted Mar 24, 2006 Published in issue #870 Mar 31, 2006 Order article reprints