by Greg Iles
There are no heroes in this book, only flawed and utterly fascinating people who seemed so real that after I finished the book I felt like I should be able to pop into Nadine’s bookstore/coffee shop to check up on what they’ve been up to since the end of the book. The suspenseful plot twisted and turned right up to the last page and kept me guessing. It starts with the murder of an amateur archaeologist and ends with the protagonist, Marshall, discovering not only who did it and why, but who he is and why. Besides the characters and plot, there is family drama, political intrigue, a love triangle or two, and people coming to terms with their own past, present, and future. Don’t start reading this book if you know you have to be somewhere else in an hour – you won’t want to put it down!