But as I got closer to the end of the story, things crumbled a bit. I thought Finn was an idiot for not telling Yost (the detective) everything he knew. Tally got to be too screwy and I never cared if she and Finn united in the end of the story. In fact, I thought they were better off without each other. The detective's total about-face from having to solve a twenty-year-old cold case before he retired to not caring all that much was annoying and didn't ring true. And there were a few other bothersome things.
Pages and pages of Finn and Yost being in their heads analyzing who committed the murder got tedious. And a writer of this caliber (she really is top notch) shouldn't have head-hopping going on; she should know the difference between blonde and blond and she should know how to use quotes when a character's dialogue continues to the next paragraph.
But in the end, I'd say the pros outweigh the cons. The story is engaging and the writing excellent. I'm glad I read this book and I'd recommend it to others who like mysteries and weird characters.
I gave this book 4 stars on Goodreads.