One of the best murder mysteries I've ever read. The opening premise of a man suddenly receiving an email from his wife who was murdered eight years ago certainly gets one's attention. That's followed by a plot with more twists than a mountain bike path. It's difficult to figure out who the good guys and bad guys are and almost everyone seems to have secrets that somehow bear on the plot.
An unusual bonus, seldom encountered in books of this kind is that several of the minor characters (the fugitive hiding in the woods, the drug dealer, the lesbian model, the doctor's father-in-law) are well drawn, interesting and really contribute to the story.
Some readers have criticized the plot for being far-fetched. Of course it is! That's what this genre of book is supposed to be -- a piece of fantasy. Yes, there are technology anachronisms; a legitimate quibble but I'm willing to overlook minor issues like that when the entire book is so entertaining.
A well deserved four-and-a-half stars.

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