In the summer of her 13th year, during the Watergate hearings of 1972, Riddle Camperdown stumbles upon the aftermath of a crime. A discovery she chooses to keep from her politician father "Camp" and her caustic, retired movie star mother Greer. In due time Riddle becomes involved with the family of a teenager who has seemingly disappeared and discovers several more familial secrets.
This is no whodunit. The bad guy is clear from early on. The mystery here is why did he do it? A word of caution: the villain is so cartoonishly evil that you must suspend your disbelief that he would be gainfully employed and welcome in anyone's home. That said, this is a beautifully written book and I loved Greer's wryly misanthropic one-liners and retorts which, alone, make this book worth reading. Check Our Catalog