A suspenseful tale of vengeance, brotherly love, teenage romance, and the perils of jumping to conclusions. Finlay spins it at a rapid pace, his characters well-drawn and his tangled plot expertly developed. The twists arrive at a dizzying pace, and the when the killer is finally revealed, few readers are likely to see it coming.
A chilling setup for a creepy thriller with links to a sinister past, and for a time, that’s what we get ... With all cylinders burning on the hunt for a serial killer, the story takes an odd segue, briefly becoming a suburban slice of life with drivers ed, softball teams, and diaper bags, albeit one colored by depression: even a cocktail pianist must brood over the rotten turn his career has taken. Everything is wrapped up in the horror-movie finale, in which we learn the meaning of 'Good night.' A bit bifurcated, but it has its moments.
[A] strong sophomore effort ... Finlay does a fine job weaving the tangled lives and crimes together in a suspenseful tale that’s marred only by a forced conclusion. Thriller fans will eagerly await Finlay’s next.