As others have noted, this novel is a departure from Tana French’s other works. The plot is, perhaps, overly intricate, though the unreliability of the narrator provides an excuse for that. It is occasionally brutal, occasionally beautiful but, for me, the unlikability of 95 percent of the characters made this book a difficult read. I truly didn’t care about them. As a result, the long, long road to resolving what happened became a battle between mild curiosity about what might have occurred and increasing dislike of everyone involved.