One of the best murder/mysteries I've ever read. Kept me in doubt and guessing till the very end. Easy read, chapters flowed well. Published in 1998, but better than the "cookie-cutter" who done its they put out now, this one is special.
"This book is a well-written suspense. I thought I had the mystery figured out in the first two or three chapters and was reading to verify that I was correct. The author never once loses sight of making the reader believe that the police are on the right track, that the real killer has been released on a technicality, that the sniper has a good motive even though he is legally wrong. The identity of the killer is not revealed until the last paragraph- but when the reader reviews the clues, the solution is airtight. I couldn't put the book down." amazon review
The daughter of a prominent family has been murdered, her body rolled in a carpet and thrown in a dumpster.While the police are on a search for suspects, it takes the people somewhere else: into their darkest
prejudices and their worst fears and to a very human evil living in their midst.
Seward Island is a tranquil community in the heart of the Puget Sound. But now, the daughter of a prominent family has been found murdered, her bloodied body rolled into a carpet and thrown into a Dumpster. While the killing sends police on a search for suspects, it takes the poepl of Seward somewhere else: into their darkest prejudices and their worst fears, and to a very human evil living in their midst.
A whodunit which is a little different. A teenage girl is murdered and the police quickly zero in on an obvious suspect. A lot of time is given to the two main police officers and their developing relationship, the opinion of the townspeople, whose comments we read in the newspaper, and how the case is affecting the various people involved. In the end, the "isolated incident" might not be so isolated after all.