I have been a fan of this author for a couple of years now, ever since I read her very first book. So it came as no surprise that I really loved this book as well. What did come as a surprise was how different this was from her previous works. While the crime and thriller aspects were just as on point as always, this book was rooted in a much darker, sexual place.
One of the dead women, Polly, is very open with her sexuality, almost pansexual in nature. The message here is clear: a sexually open woman deserves to die. And this is not the author's message; this is society's message. In a world where rape culture influences so many daily interactions women endure, this message is always looming on the surface. One need only to read the daily news to confirm this fact.
I thought the writing was on point, as it always is with this author. I also liked the unusual format of weaving police paperwork, text messages, and other forms of communication into the story. It kept me on my toes.
Yet another winner by Elizabeth Haynes.