As the third Abbott book that I’ve read so far, this one had less of the tactility and was just downright creepy. Child abduction and sex crimes are a lot more difficult for me to stomach than murder, it turns out. Still, as an earlier example of her work, it’s interesting to see some of Abbott’s consistent themes and stylistic approaches in development. Happy to be finished with this one though.
This post is part of #MySummerOfMysteries, a project to immerse myself in mysteries, thrillers, crime writing, and whodunits. For each book I finish, I’m posting brief thoughts and reflections here. Please note that these are not intended as full reviews. To view my reading progress throughout the summer, click here.