The action in this novel, and there is plenty, could fill a third of the space Perry takes to tell a layered, rich tale. You think you know most every..Show More »thing, but more gets revealed, and the characters are people you want to know more about. When one of the characters is crazy, the author reveals it by showing us her interior dialog in a convincing and scary way. Surprise revelations right up to the last page, the last sentence. Clearly written and a pleasure to read.Perry hasn't lost a step.
This is my first Thomas Perry novel and I wasn't impressed. I found the Jack Till character to be boring. I kept expecting him to develop more but i..Show More »t just didn't happen. Don't get me started about the end of the story. It was very abrupt. The whole story could have been made better by an epilogue.