One week to publication, and Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times' arts critic, includes Locust Lane in a round up of old and new mysteries.
"I ... disappeared for a goodly while into Stephen Amidon’s taut domestic thriller 'Locust Lane,' which is just coming out this month. Amidon’s work is new to me but he’s been at this a while (this is his seventh novel), and his experience shows. It’s the tale of a murder in a well-off New England suburb, and the reverberations of that murder among three teenagers who knew the victim, and the three teens’ parents. Everyone has a story, everyone has secrets, and all that enthusiastic page-turning created a refreshing breeze. Amidon’s very good at twisting in and out of his different characters’ consciousness; you keep wondering who to root for, right up to the end. Very satisfactory, and I’ll be looking for Amidon’s other work."
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