Not only does this novel subtly play with its literary forebears (and thereby engages you directly with the challenging business of reading and interpretation) but it also offers a tense, moving and (possibly) redemptive account of grief - it is both teasing and serious. The narrative voice is both compelling and devastating as we follow Alex's journey to discover both who his wife was and how she came to be murdered so brutally. At the end, it is the reader who also has to confront some difficult truths about how far a story can be said to end and about how we might deal with the absolute nature of death....Continua
A superior whodunnit, beatifully observed and elegantly constructed. I can only describe the writing as 'careful'. Not sure it makes sense. Highly recommended anyway.