Character-Driven Mystery

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This character-driven mystery focuses on privilege and secrecy in a small town when a local girl turns up murdered. How far will people go to protect their family? Who will they sacrifice to keep their loved ones above suspicion?

The mystery itself is intriguing, but is not the center of Locust Lane; the characters and are the focus of the book. The narrative shifts between multiple points of view, giving you perspectives and insights on characters and their motivations. The mystery is the backdrop for a study on human behaviors and relationships.

This was a page turner; just when I thought I had the characters and mystery figured out, another twist would come along to keep me guessing!

Definitely pick Locust Lane up if you are interested in this type of character study; the mystery is good, but it's the look into these characters that make the book great.