The first third of the story was completely engrossing to me. I honestly couldn’t step away. I loved the uniquely supernatural elements that North chose to weave into a crime that was otherwise fairly ordinary. Around the middle of the book, though, I think the plot loses a lot of its direction. It’s almost tragic. I barely made it over the finish line with this one and could probably have not even read the last few chapters and felt similarly satisfied.
If you are into the kind of film where you don’t see the monster until 2/3 of the way through, then have I got the thriller for you!