Smart page turner – I downloaded this book because of the buzz and stayed because I literally couldn’t put it down. First of all, I cared about the main characters…they were complex, interesting and not the least bit cliched. Strike, the main character has a fascinating history and an equally interesting present. Others are likewise intriguing. I wanted to sit down with them, have a good dinner and knew I would be assured of good conversation. The plot is sophisticated and the process of moving through the puzzle is drawn in great detail. I also thought the descriptions of place and people were very well done. The narration was excellent.