This is the third book of the series and each time a part of this series comes to the scene the thrill is felt in a big way. Virgil Flowers always trying to get some time for himself as his personal life is always a mess because of his work. This time too our hero taking part in a fishing tournament finds himself solving another murder case just because he was close to the murder area. The vacation is suddenly destroyed and the action surrounds us.
John Sandford intentionally writes in such a manner so that the listener can feel the originality in it. We suddenly start thinking that the crimes are present around us all the time. The woman in the novel is murdered while she was kayaking and a thing that is special about the place is that the resort is for the women only.
It was supposed to be a paradise for the women who seek to find a time for them in this busy life. Thus all the suspects are women. But there is another issue as well, the place is also famous for plastic surgeries as well which means it can provide a disguise for the criminal as well.
The more Virgil goes deep into the case the accidentally it becomes and starts showing a bit of resemblance with the books like Bloody Genius and Neon Prey in terms of the writing style at the abrupt development of the scenes. John Sandford intentionally adds the links of the murdered woman with the outside world thus making the whole village a prime suspect and increasing the mystery of the novel.
Eric Conger’s narration is simple and clear and mingles well till the very end.