This is a far cry from the 'puzzle' detective story where victim is little more than an interesting tool to test the detective's skills. I always find their lack of humanity a detriment. Nor is it a book where the only point of reading it is to 'solve the secret' at the end.
In this book character is all. The victim and the impact of her death on her family and, especially her brother, are central to the book. Everything is realistic. Michael as a priest is (for a miraculous change) neither a villain or a buffoon. He is a real person with a real faith which he struggles to hang onto. The little vignets of his priestly life have an authentic feel. This is a beautifully written book which got me going to bed far too late so that I could finish it.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 400 KB
- Print Length: 232 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004CFB86E
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 69 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #836,602 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)