Raleigh News & Observer

Absolution grips and holds like popular fiction, but its themes and complexity encourage the reader to slow down…. “Absolution” is not history, but maybe something better than history: an account that gathers many threads and shows in unmistakable fashion how extraordinary times change people, and how the consequences of one’s actions can come decades after the actions themselves.

David Frauenfelder, Raleigh News & Observer