A classic murder type story. Starts out with a viscous opening scene that barrels you into a story of rape, murder and mistakes. The local village police officer in charge is a bit of a bumbling fool with the strong prejudice that the new man in town is the killer. Only through the determination of one character is the truth revealed.
A good story and the only thing I had trouble with is the ending was way too abrupt. With even just a few pages this would have been a five star novel.