The Secret in Their Eyes: A Novel
Date: October 2011
Duration: 9 hours 22 minutes
Benjam'n Chaparro is a retired detective still obsessed by the brutal, decades-old rape and murder of a young married woman in her own bedroom. While attempting to write a book about the case, he revisits the details of the investigation. As he reaches into the past, Chaparro also recalls the beginning of his long, unrequited love for Irene Hornos, then just an intern, now a respected judge. Set in the Buenos Aires of the 1970s, Sacheri's tale reveals the underpinnings of Argentina's Dirty War and takes on the question of justice'what it really means and in whose hands it belongs.
'A brutal murder is the starting point for this strange, compelling journey through Argentina's criminal-justice system'A view of the world as a dark place illuminated by personal loyalties.''Kirkus Reviews
Translated by John Cullen