Readers come to expect the unexpected in Deaver's novels, and this story proves to be no exception. The first massive twist involves how quickly he solves the case, which in the hands of a lesser writer would be the entire tale. But Deaver is just getting started, as the story pivots into the world of online video gaming toward someone who believes that a fictitious creation is actually real. In the real world, lives aren't unlimited, and unfortunately for Shaw, he has no more to protect him from what's coming.
Deaver introduces a fascinating new character in the methodical Colter Shaw. Nothing is predictable in the case, and like a curvy mountain road, the twists are intense. Hopefully more stories with Shaw are in the future.