This novel is a convoluted story which probably deserves a higher rating, except for the fact that I suspect it will be a difficult read for the average reader. It is a twisted tale of a young writer who is assigned to interview a man convicted of the murder of two women and write a book a la “In Cold Blood.”
But as his efforts progress, nothing is as it seems. The man in prison says he committed the murders by burning the women, but doubts arise whether or not he actually committed the deeds. The interaction between the writer and the inmate is intense, with each seeking to delve deeply into the other’s psyche.
This is a compelling but complicated story, not to be read lightly. For those who wish to tackle it, this reviewer would recommend “Last Winter, We Parted.” Another recommendation would be a previous novel by this author, “The Thief.”...Continua