Another book by Donna Tartt, author of The Goldfinch. This one is different, not quite the wild ride of the other. The story revolves around events 10 years after the murder of a 10-year-old boy, when his sister, now 12, decides to solve the crime and punish the murderer. The story is as languid and heavy as the humid air of Mississippi, where it is set. Harriet, the protagonist, is intelligent, gritty, indomitable. With the exception of one aunt, she is the only color version of a family reduced to grey, after the murder. As Harriet comes closer to what she believes will be the solving of the murder, she unwittingly precipitates a series of events that are both heartbreaking and predictable. This isn't a book for anyone who demands justice or neat endings.