"Helms (Thunder Moon, 2011, etc.), himself a retired forensic psychologist, delivers authenticity, a refreshingly offbeat protagonist, a neatly crafted puzzle and even a quirky little love story: a lot to like."
"The book contains vivid local color and dark insights into the punishment closed communities inflict on those who can't learn the unspoken rules, but it doesn't add up to much."
From short-story writer Helms (American Wives, 2003), an awkward debut novel about a mother and daughter getting into trouble in Ankara's diplomatic enclave between June 1975 and February 1976.
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