“This seems to be one of those books where one is expected to have already its prequel in order to know its characters, but I found myself absorbed just the same. Like Sue Grafton had Kinsey Milhone worm her way into our hearts, Troy Chance is a sleuth reporter who feels like an old friend after a few chapters.
When her roommamte's old boyfriend is found frozen in the lake, Troy's initial news articles on the subject explode into rumors of murder. Troy, her rooommate Jessamyn, and the victim's sister Win set on a quest to find out what really happened.
I did not find this the typical murder mystery/thriller. Ms. Henry certainly churns out of a mystery, but one that lets the events and characters speak for themselves and coincidences simply be coincidences. This is a realistic, believable mystery surrounding events simply not understood.
Henry writes with a delightful, casual spirit, letting Troy's personality subtly come through as she explores the details of this death. The story is full of heart, putting the sadness of the situation before any other detail.
I'm looking to stepping back and reading "Learning to Swim", I enjoyed this so much. A wonderful novel. ”