We gave it a B
Russia, 1914: a country on the cusp of revolution. A string of murders in St. Petersburg leads authorities to the office of famed psychoanalyst Otto Spethmann.
An enterprising shrink-sleuth goes to work in the Russia of Dr. Zhivago— with a bit of chess thrown in.
Light on historical detail, but long on strong characters and effective plot twists, Ronan Bennett’s mystery-thriller, Zugzwang offers a satisfying endgame.