This is not my first Candice Fox book. Just like in her Archer & Bennett series, she brings a depth of feeling and moral grayness to her characters despite situations that should feel run-of-the-mill to any thriller or crime reader. Ted is a character who harbors a lot of anger and feelings of injustice, which permeates every part of his character - from dialogue, to internal thoughts, to actions. And Fox paints every situation with an admirable attention to detail that wars with every thriller fan's desire to race to the end; her writing makes you want to slow down and drink in the details. She also finds ways to bring modernity to a familiar story: by introducing modern media (ie a podcast) into the story, we're given something equal parts unique and completely understandable. I can't wait to pick up the third book!