In every person's story, there is something to hide...
The ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is quiet, until the tranquility is shattered by a woman's terrified scream. Security guards take charge immediately, instructing everyone inside to stay put until the threat is identified and contained. While they wait for the all-clear, four strangers, who'd happened to sit at the same table, pass the time in conversation and friendships are struck. Each has his or her own reasons for being in the reading room that morning—it just happens that one is a murderer.
Before I share what I thought about this book, I'd like to share a picture of the setting for the beginning of the story -'The ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library'. The first part of the tale talks about the 'green shaded' lamps at the communal tables and also about the lofty ceiling. Can you see it? Good! I was delighted to realize that when I visited the Boston Public Library a few years ago, I took a picture of the reading room and many other parts of the library as well. If you want to see some of them, you may go here.