First, the good news. This is a well written book. The author’s writing style is nice and the descriptions are beautiful. Where this book fails is the storyline. It starts as a mystery book, at least that’s what the title and the first chapter imply, but any sense of mystery is being evaporated as the narrative continues. The first 40% of the book is frittered away in the main character’s childhood memories that seem to have no connection to the main event of the story and that leaves the reader confused.