“Haunted and guilt-ridden by the tragic death of his wife and their unborn child, Detective Danny Beckett is in limbo, taking refuge in the routine of his job and alcohol. The brutal murder of a teacher—who he eventually learns had ties to his past—gives his life a new incentive.
There are familiar aspects to this novel. But Dilts manages to lift this above a routine police procedural and into something more literary. Though I targeted the killer early on, I was still intrigued by the rapport between Beckett, his partner, Jen, and the other members of their team, relationships with other characters, the pace of the whole, which kept me turning pages.
I’m looking forward to reading more from Tyler Dilts.