This looks like a benign legal thriller, but I guarantee it will creep you out; wish I could list it under horror!
"CLOSING ARGUMENTS is the story of a shocking murder trial, a disintegrating marriage, an obsessive love affair. In the tradition of Robert Stone and Russell Banks, Frederick Busch weaves a tale of lies, duplicity, fatal attractions, and shattering revelations that uncover new and dizzying depths to the very last page."
Closing Arguments is intense, dark, complex, and scary. It's difficult, in the sense that sometimes it's hard to figure out what the protagonist is talking about in his interior monologue/stream of consciousness tale; sometimes he himself doesn't know. It's at once tough and vulnerable, real and surreal. The characters are some convoluted mixture of sane and crazy and cruel and compassionate and predator and prey. I haven't exactly figured out whether I actually liked it, or just felt compelled by it, but it was memorable.