Atlantic Monthly Press and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you). It will be published October 6th.
Val always writes complicated mysteries that keep you wondering until the end. I enjoy reading them.
Karen travels all over trying to put pieces of her investigation in place. This has art fraud, a wife left behind, homosexual relationships, and a crabby superior officer. Karen has two young detectives working with her. Karen sees a lot but every now and then one of them points out something she's missed.
There's lots of history in the story and lives that never should have touched do. It's a challenge for the detective but as she pieces it together, it starts to make sense. Besides fraud, there's murder involved.
It's an interesting read. It's amazing that such a small circle of friends could get involved in so much...