A detective novel set in turn-of-the-century New York City, in which a young lawyer plays the sleuth. Packed with plot twists and the ubiquitous romantic complication. On the day they are supposed to be married, Marcia flees from Bert, leaving a note saying they can never be married. Bert engages his friend, a lawyer and investigator, to find where she has gone.
The investigation leads Lester to the house next door to Marcia's, where he begins to suspect something much more sinister is going on than just a missing wife. Why did Marcia run away, and why does it appear that Marcia's mother is in collusion with those that live next door, who might be responsible for Marcia's disappearance?
I couldn't stop reading!
I don't usually read thriller, so when I do it really has to be good to capture my attention. This one certainly did. I read it in just a matter of days and I can't wait to read another book of Stevenson. I want to share it with my sister and my friends.
A bit different than modern novels. Really enjoyable. If you read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle then give this a try!
This is one of the best "Detective" book I have ever read. I couldn't put it down and you won't either!!!! This book is well written with details that put you inside the mind of the characters. There's never a duel moment in the book and it flows well, a real page turner. If you don't have it yet you need to get it ASAP. You won't regret it!!!! I just hope you have a few hours to kill when you start reading it because you won't be able to stop until it's done. OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!