This novel is part of a series that the author wrote. While this is nice when someone is reading for fun, it is a bit disappointing when trying to read and discuss for a book club. The reason is that situations and conflicts will not be resolved because the author is planning to weave the idea throughout other novels in the series.
This well-written novel was interesting as it contained a mystery within a mystery. The writer makes the reader think the two mysteries are connected; however, there are only pieces of connection, nothing solid that will link them to finding the killer in one.
The murder plot that is the central focus of the novel is very interesting.
Spoiler alert! The sister comes across as weird from the very beginning, which has readers thinking that she may be involved. But her involvement is brilliantly written and executed.
The disappointing part is the Rob/Adam's story is not wrapped up in a neat little bow at the end. However, this is due to the fact that the author may use this as the connecting piece throughout the series.
Karla Erdman, book club founder and organizer
Each month the club meets to discuss a chosen book. The blogs are notes from each meeting and club members' comments.
SPOILER ALERT: If you are going to read any of the discussions below, you may learn more about a novel than you wanted. Some endings have been revealed.
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