This novel is a well crafted study in deception. I was a little confused at the start but then, so was Andy, the main character of the story, when she abruptly finds out her mother is not who she had thought. Who her mother really is and how that information is revealed forms the plot.
The narrative shifts from the present day to the 1980s and an anarchist group. Slaughter deftly reveals information layer by layer as we, along with Andy, learn the truth about Andy's mother.
The plot is complex, as are the actions of Andy in the modern day and those of the anarchists decades ago. The actions of the anarchists were so convoluted I had trouble believing they could, in fact, successfully plan and carry them all out.
The characters were really different. Andy was not a strong person and made lots of mistakes. The anarchists were all people I did not like at all.
This is a novel for readers who like a complex plot and do not mind unlikable characters.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Karin Slaughter is the author of eighteen novels with more than 35 million copies in print. You can find out more at https://www.karinslaughter.com/
William Morrow, 480 pages.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.