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The Walking Tour

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The Walking Tour

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In Season
Kathryn Davis
Fiction, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it an A

Sequestered at her family’s Maine estate in an environmentally ravaged near-future, Susan, the narrator of this engrossing psychological novel, uses journals, letters, and trial transcripts to reconstruct the disappearance and possible murder of her mother, Carole, during a walking tour of Wales. But the mystery plays only a small role here: The focal point is the walking tour and the wicked comedy of manners played out between two married couples—glamorous, schizophrenic Carole and philandering tech entrepreneur Bobby; and Carole’s best friend and her husband. Davis fantastically incorporates medieval Welsh myth to illuminate both the bonds and the betrayals of partnership. A