never coming home
Lincoln Pierce has an uncanny ability to make money, but he wants something more out of life. Close to his daughter, and still pining for his ex-wife, Lincoln is adrift. The ten-year anniversary of a crime that has obsessed his daughter gives him a chance to finally do something that matters. Unfortunately, that anniversary also awakens the killer’s desire to recreate his crimes – awakens a lust for killing that has always been there. If the killer is to be successful, though, he must remove the threat that Lincoln represents.
Never Coming Home by A. R. Wise is first-rate mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. Wise very skillfully switches between the killer’s point of view and Lincoln’s, dropping subtle hints along the way that, if you’re a really skilled problem solver might—just might—enable you to come up with a solution about a sentence before the author drops it on you. As a long-time mystery fan, and a trained investigator, though, I’m willing to bet you’ll be just as surprised as I was.
Follow Lincoln as he darts down one blind alley after another, goes out on some pretty fragile limbs, and in a climax that will leave you dazed, comes to the end of a tangled string in a way you’d never expect.
An outstanding story! I give it four stars.