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Cypress Grove
In this beautifully-written book, two mysteries are gradually described: one in the present, as Turner investigates a ritualistic murder of a homeless man in a small town, the other the mystery of the detective himself and how he came to be where and who he is. The former we simply watch unfold in fascination, as we might a complex clockwork. The latter we are drawn inexorably into. We spiral down with Turner through the unavoidable tragedies of his ...