Wednesday, December 02, 2015


Author:  Walter Walker
Genre:  Mystery, Standalone
Published:  2013
Personal Rating:  2/5 (not enjoyable)
Format/Narrator:  Audiobook/Stephen Hoye
Yearly Count:  65

From NetGalley:
A murder on Cape Cod.  A rape in Palm Beach.

All they have in common is the presence of one of America’s most beloved and influential families. But nobody is asking questions. Not the police. Not the prosecutors. And certainly not George Becket, a young lawyer toiling away in the basement of the Cape & Islands district attorney’s office. George has always lived at the edge of power. He wasn’t born to privilege, but he understands how it works and has benefitted from it in ways he doesn’t like to admit. Now, an investigation brings him deep inside the world of the truly wealthy—and shows him what a perilous place it is.

Years have passed since a young woman was found brutally slain at an exclusive Cape Cod golf club, and no one has ever been charged. Cornered by the victim’s father, George can’t explain why certain leads were never explored—leads that point in the direction of a single family—and he agrees to look into it.

What begins as a search through the highly stratified layers of Cape Cod society, soon has George racing from Idaho to Hawaii, Costa Rica to France to New York City. But everywhere he goes he discovers people like himself: people with more secrets than answers, people haunted by a decision years past to trade silence for protection from life’s sharp edges. George finds his friends are not necessarily still friends and a spouse can be unfaithful in more ways than one. And despite threats at every turn, he is driven to reconstruct the victim’s last hours while searching not only for a killer but for his own redemption.

I did not enjoy this book very much.  The mystery seemed incredibly drawn out, and the characters were not people I cared to read about.  I, also, didn't like all the s*xual innuendos.  AND, the ending wasn't satisfying either.  Overall, not a good experience for me.

Thoughts of Joy

My thanks go to Random House Publishing Group and NetGalley for providing me with this eGalley.


  1. Anonymous11:29 PM

    My husband didn't care for this one either. It's still on my TBR pile for me.

    1. Stacybuckeye ~ My husband didn't like it either. I wouldn't waste my time, if I were you.


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