This novel was very well written. I love reading mysteries where I don't know what's going to happen next. I think the author created a great story of not only the investigation of the case that put Carl behind bars but also a sort of coming of age story of the main character having to deal with his own demons from a broken home and difficult childhood. Joe goes from being a child running away from his past to man who can not only own his past but grow from it as well.
I give this book 5 stars and would recommend it to anyone who loves a good mystery.