If you have not tried Carol O'Connell your missing out. I always like her Mallory series but she took on new characters for Bone by Bone and Judas Child-both of which are her best. I truly enjoyed this book. It had very interesting characters, great plot twists, and saddness about the murder of a young boy. I hope she keeps trying out these new characters!!
This book was an impulse buy at my local grocery store's bargain book clearance and I knew nothing of the author or the book. I found myself immediately drawn into the story of the search for the the killer of a teenage boy who had been murdered 20 years before. The book had many well written twists and turns as the boy's brother attempts to find the murderer's identity. Along the way, the secrets of many of the people of the small town in which the book is set come to light and just how interwoven all of their lives are becomes increasingly apparent. The best part for me was the fact that I didn't know or suspect until the killer's identity was revealed who it was-- everyone or no one could have been the guilty party, the book was that well constructed. I would definitely recommend this book to those who like a well written "whodunit".