This book is translated from French. I don’t know if that is why it has a disjointed feel or if it is the nature of the author’s style. The story is a mystery or crime novel. The characters have depth. The plot is about murder.
The chief villain is Franck and the good guy is Sherriff McCarthy. I would describe Franck as a sociopath. He feels no remorse for his ill deeds. He maintains a façade of urbane sophistication while pursuing his own troubling agenda.
I did not find the story captivating.