Reviewers Praise “Expiation”, Greg Messel’s second novel.
The novel may be fiction, but it’s set in the very real and contentious history of California during the ’60s and ’70s and is at its best when the characters are directly involved in the time period. The chapters dealing with the Berkeley riots are especially vivid and exciting – Kirkus Book Review
I'll admit that I'm a sucker for a good love story, and this is a good one. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Dan really did love his wife, Wendy, but Katie was his first love. Will she also be his last? – Literary Lioness Book Blogger Review
Recommended by the Boston Globe as “a blast from the past; Reliving the 60s and 70s…”
“I thought it was awesome. I actually even bought Greg Messel’s other book, “Sunbreaks”. I can’t wait to read that one also. I recommend this book. I give this ****1/2 out of 5 *****” Geeky Girl Book Blog Reviews
“*****” out of *****” While the story and characters are fictional, the author managed to include some cultural and historical faces/events on the dates depicted in the fictional story. It was well written and it seemed so real, it made me cry while reading it. It wasn’t a tear jerker but some parts made me cry. I loved the story, if you like a long-lost love storyline, then this is for you.” –Bookingly Yours Book Blog Review