Janie and Jack Perkins made the news when they were born because their brain dead mother had been kept alive in a coma until after their birth. Their biological father admitted firing the shot that ultimately killed their mother, but claimed that it was an accident in the midst of an attack by the Haiku Killer, whose murders had been headline news for some time.
Janie never bought her father's claims, but her twin brother Jack has come to believe in their father's innocence. It is thirty years later, and their father is due to be released.
What if he were innocent? What if the Haiku Killer actually got away with his crimes?
Janie is a crime scene photographer and knows the importance of photographic evidence, so when she receives photos in the mail that may offer a different view of her mother's murder, she delves into the past in hopes of discovering what really happened that night.
Janie's research into the case turns up a number of possible suspects for the Haiku Killer and allows for the possibility of her father's innocence. But she may be putting herself in danger as she seeks the truth.
The book is told from different perspectives and alternates between past and present, so the reader's perception is skewed as well.
My favorite character is another minor character (I seem to keep finding minor characters that I think should have their own books)...Sophie Andricola. "She does loopy stuff with photos, computer forensics, and random clues. Like an idot savant or something." Sophie would make a great (quirky) protagonist.
Read in February. Blog post scheduled for March 5, 2015.
NetGalley/Thomas & Mercer
Crime/Mystery. March 5, 2014; March 24, 2015. Print length: 334 pages.