This was a 2012 book that was #1 on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller list for eight weeks. I just got around to reading it recently. I liked it so much I now have several more of Flynn’s books in the queue for reading. I’ll probably get to them when I am 104. Hope I still have my eyesight then.
Well, this is a mystery meets thriller meets psycho drama, … but in a good way. hahaha Played rather low-key, the story slowly evolves, and we watch dumbfounded as the sincere protagonists gradually become what they really are.
This is a story about deception, appearances, loyalty, and addresses the question of just what does it take to make us be the best we can be. It is the story of failed dreams, and explores whether they can be patched up and put to use again.
What I especially liked about this book was its refusal to be pigeonholed as totally a mystery, or totally a thriller, or totally a drama. It floats between all those genres without ever settling neatly into one or the other. Did you ever tell an author as you open the first page of a book, “Surprise me.”? Well, this one sure does.
Hate to tell you more, because to give any of the plot away would be to lessen your pleasure in reading it.