When Ellie Enderlin was a college student, her brilliant mathematician sister, Lila, was mysteriously murdered. Twenty years later Ellie is still searching for answers to Lila's death — and life. The sister she thought she knew so well was not exactly who she though she was. The man Ellie initially turned to after her sister's death uses the crime to create his own celebrity — and inadvertently destroys another person's life. In math logic dictates, but Ellie learns that in life the truth is a malleable object that people spin as their desires dictate. The whodunit in this luminous novel is not really the hunt for the killer but what drives people's action and the decisions they make. As complex and beautiful as a mathematical proof, this gripping, thought-provoking novel will keep you thinking long after the last page has been turned.
Copyright © 2008. Used with permission from the June and July 2008 issues of Family Circle magazine.