Starred Review- Kirkus 3/3/2017
The Rashomon effect is at work in this anatomy of a small-town murder, with even the perpetrator offering more than one version of events. Irish writer Toomey (Huddleston Road, 2012, etc.) plays with the sort of whodunit that reveals the who up front and goes on to explore the how and why. …..Toomey is aiming to do more than solve a mystery and achieves a psychologically intriguing, unnerving character study.
New York Times Book Review 3/26/17
This third novel by the Dublin-born Toomey is a sly, layered story about how a writer constructs a narrative, and how elusive the absolute truth always is. ….. Toomey has constructed an engaging weave of competing stories that unfurl in multiple parallel ribbons, some never destined to converge.
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