Pablo Borla's marriage is reduced to confrontations with his wife over their daughter's rebellious ways and his firm builds only repellent office blocks destroying the fabric of old Buenos Aires. It all changes with the arrival of a young woman who brings to light a murder committed decades ago by those in his office. A murder everyone assumed was forgotten.
Claudia Piñeiro, after working as a professional accountant, became a journalist, playwright and television scriptwriter and in 1992 won the prestigious Pléyade journalism award. She has more recently turned to fiction; All Yours (finalist for the 2003 Planeta Prize) and Thursday Night Widows.
An old secret comes back to haunt 45-year-old Buenos Aires architect Pablo Sim in Argentinian author Pi eiro's best crime novel yet. One day, an attractive woman of about 25, Leonor, stops by Sim 's office and asks him and his two coworkers, Borla and Marta, if they know Nelson Jara. Sim , Borla, and Marta are aware that Jara is dead, buried "under the concrete floor of the parking lot, exactly where they left him that night, three years ago," but the three deny knowing him or his whereabouts. Later, Leonor runs into Sim at a cafe, where she asks him for help with a photography assignment. The development of the relationship between the architect and Leonor plays out against the backstory of how Jara wound up under the parking lot. Pi eiro (All Yours) keeps the reader hooked right up to the wicked, if logical, ending.