Lost Girls Author:Andrew Pyper A novel of Psychological Terror. The author's first novel. "Exquisite ... Pyper's writing moves fluidly from moments of caustic wit to moments of striking insight and beauty...A satisfying old-style morality tale set ina a ripping good - and complex - story brimming over with 90's-style pockedmarked souls and bruised psyches." - The Globe and Ma... more »il (Toronto)« less
Interesting psychological mystery/suspense. Still held my attention despite a nasty main character - Bart Crane, an attorney from Toronto who has to go to Murdoch to defend a difficult client accused of murdering 2 teenage girls. Bart is a lying, evidence stealing, cocaine addicted criminal defense lawyer who cares nothing about his client and only cares about winning. Wanting to finish the book was my desire to see Bart get his. Bart's encounter with his past and the supernatural in Murdoch, sets him spiraling downward. His carefully constructed facade of smooth, tough attorney starts unraveling. Bart get more than his comeuppance by the end - he reaches a sort of redemption. Writing is vague at times but interesting to read since it's quite different from most mystery, psych suspense books out there.