I received a copy of this book through Goodreads' First Reads in exchange for an honest review.
This is a book you cannot put down. I was hooked from page one.
The book follows multiple interconnected characters as they navigate through their lives, solving mysteries and learning how to live along the way. It is absolutely magnificent!
One of the things I really enjoyed about the book is the flesh and blood characters, who are told in a realistic way that doesn't try to his their flaws (the resentful alcoholic mother, the man emerging from a coma to a new world, the unsatisfied detective sergeant).
One of the most interesting characters, Patrick, has Asperger's Syndrome and the narration gives an in-depth portrayal of his unique mindset. I really enjoyed the presentation of Patrick as a character from his own point of view as well as the views of other characters such as his mother. The complex interaction of Patrick's thinking and the neurological thinking of those around him gives great insight into some of the social and linguistic issues that individuals on the autism spectrum have to face in their interactions with neurological people. This is a great portrayal of one individual with Asperger's.
This book is amazing and I cannot recommend it enough. High suspenseful with multiple plots and mysteries, this book is a masterpiece.