This book was one of the 2022 Edgar Award nominees for Best Novel. The author, Kat Rosenfield, has been appearing in my web-browsing a lot, including a number of articles at Reason, Tablet, UnHerd. and elsewhere.
(I didn't care for her sci-fi book A Trick of Light, co-authored with the late Stan Lee. I can't remember a single thing about it, but my blog doesn't forget.)
The opening sentence is one of those grabbers: "My name is Lizzie Ouellette, and if you're reading this, I'm already dead." I haven't read The Lovely Bones, but I've heard about it, and I'm already wondering if it's one of those deals.
What's indisputable is a body, found in a lakeside cabin outside of Copper Falls, Maine. A shotgun blast to the head, a nose found in the garbage disposal, a missing husband, a dump set on file, a couple on the lam down to a posh Boston townhouse…
And (I must admit) an whoa-I-didn't-see-that-coming revelation around page 165. And the whole book has me wondering Are they gonna get away with this?