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The plot is very good and the characters well drawn. Occasionally I’d come across a sentence or two that didn’t make sense no matter how often I reread them. I wondered if the author had English as a second language or whether the book was a translation. It would have been helpful to know that the main character was a lesbian before I bought the book. There wasn’t much in regards to she and I skipped it. I don’t like reading sex scenes whether they are heterosexual or homosexual.
This book started out rather poorly as it follows a starship as it makes the journey through one of the portals left in our Solar System to a distant world named Demeter. One of the crew almost died under mysterious circumstances and then one of the passengers did die.
Kal is put in charge of the investigation to determine if a murder was committed and if so who did it. One of the prime suspects is Rai, the ship's computer.
Although the writing was so-so at times the author saves the book as she brings it home in the final quarter of the book with some surprises and a noticeable improvement in her writing.
I am a bit disappointed that the book ended before touchdown on Demeter, but maybe the sequel will fix that.