West Heart Kill breaks the fourth wall by talking directly to the reader. About what you may ask. About how mystery authors have conventions that readers have come to expect. It is implied that the author speaking to us is about to defy these conventions (as Agatha Christie famously did in several of her early novels). Does this play out or is the author himself an “unreliable narrator”? It was fun to find out.
Veteran mystery readers will adore this unconventional approach to writing a mystery book, as I did. West Heart Kill is highly recommended for those types of readers. For those new to mysteries, this book will not be as fun though it still contains a good mystery. I loved it so it’s 5 stars and a favorite.
Thanks to Knopf and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.