★★★☐☐ The publisher has provided a copy for review.
This was by turns exciting and confusing, hence the mixed review. The book goes back and forth between locations and times.
I rooted for, hated, and wanted justice for the characters. By turns, I was angry and sickened, and then felt hope and sympathy for them. There was a ton of violence - that seemed overdone and shocked me. I don't read many murder mysteries.
Maybe the author intended to develop the characters through action rather than description. I kept hoping for redemption. I'm not sure what I left with.