I think my favorite character was Persephone. As she didn’t drone on back and forth.
I expected a locked room mystery but the dialogue was just too much. Actress Elspeth has been invited to her ex-husbands birthday party. She has made it clear she will only attend if their daughter is with her. When her daughter is a no-show, things get weird.
There were a whole bunch of odd people invited. Including her ex-husband’s current lover. They were having dinner and then drinks and then, lights out.
Elspeth wakes up to a dead ex and a room of sleeping guests. The police are suspicious of all of them. The story doesn’t make sense. And it really does not.
I honestly only liked the octopus. The rest of them were just self-involved.
If you are a fan of weird things, this is for you.
NetGalley/October 5th, 2021 by Ballantine Books