By John Milliken Thompson
On an early spring morning in Richmond, Virginia, within the 12 months 1885, a tender pregnant lady is located floating within the urban reservoir. it seems that she has dedicated suicide, yet there are curious clues on the scene that recommend foul play. The case draws neighborhood awareness, and an eccentric staff of fellows collaborate to resolve the crime. Detective Jack Wren lurks within the shadows, weaseling his means into the research and intimidating witnesses. Policeman Daniel Cincinnatus Richardson, close to retirement, catches the case and relentlessly pursues it to its sorrowful end. because the identification of the woman, Lillie, is published, her darkish family members historical past involves gentle, and the research specializes in her tumultuous affair with Tommie Cluverius.
Tommie, an bold younger legal professional, is the delight and pleasure of his kin and the polar contrary of his brother Willie, a quiet, humble farmer. notwithstanding either males enjoyed Lillie, it’s Tommie’s reckless affair that thrusts his family members into the highlight. With Lillie lifeless, Willie needs to make a decision how a ways to belief Tommie, and no matter if he ever understood him in any respect. advised via gathering revelations, Tommie’s tale ultimately results in a riveting courtroom
Based on a real tale, The Reservoir centers on a in charge and passionate love triangle composed of 2 very diversified brothers and one younger, naive lady hiding an unspeakable mystery. a singular of lust, betrayal, justice, and revenge, The Reservoir ultimately probes the query of even if we will be able to particularly be aware of the hearts and minds of others, even of these closest to us.