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307 pages, Hardcover
First published August 24, 2021
It was a book that exposed the way the sympathies of the reader might be manipulated, laying bare how quickly we jump to conclusions about guilt and innocence, power and responsibility.
"I thought it was so interesting, the way you turned the whole thing around, you know, telling the story backward in some parts and forwards in others, letting us see inside the killer's head—that was so brilliant! At first you, like, you don't know what's going on, but then it's just like...woah. So cool. I loved the way you turned everything on its head, playing with our sympathies and empathies and all that business."
"Really?" Theo laughed, faking incredulity. "I thought everybody thought that was a terrible idea."
"Well, I didn't. I thought it was clever. A new way to tell a story like that, makes you think, doesn't it?"