"The label "crime novel" is inadequate to describe this powerful and haunting book. It gets under your skin in ways that the common whodunit can't approach.
First, the structure is inspired. A eye-patched man walks into a police station, asks for a legal pad and begins to write a long and rambling confession. A confession to what? We don't know, and neither does the cop, Caroline Mabry.
The bulk of the book consists of this confession, which is a remarkably vivid and sensitive memoir of the traumas, bullying and casual cruelties of childhood. Eventually, Mabry picks up enough clues to uncover the man's true crime..." amazon review
I did not love this book at the beginning, but I grew to love it as I read on. Very good.
WOW! What a great story!
This intriguing mystery is told from two points of view: a man writing a confession of murder to the police and the the female detective who begins to investigate the case. The two voices were seamlessly put together and the mystery leaves you guessing about what really happened all the way to the end.
I really enjoyed this one. Good character developement. A mystery i couldn,t solve. Good insight into a policewomans world.
Several years ago I read Over Tumbled Graves by this author. I loved the book and really liked the MC Det. Caroline Mabry. So when I stumbled across this book featuring the same MC I picked it up where it's lingered on my bookshelf for three years. I finally read it this week and it's a beautifully written book with well developed characters that I'll never forget. For anyone who's ever been bullied in school or made to feel different it should strike a cord with you. It's a gem of a book and my only complaint is why I waited so long to read it