time and narrative

by Robert McGill

The Mysteries is a rarity: an astonishing first novel remarkable not only for the high calibre of its prose, but for the utterly satisfying end it offers to its highly original plot. The story unfolds around the disappearance of Alice Pederson, who was last seen attending a solstice celebration at the property of a local man, Cam Usher. When her remains are discovered two years later on Usher’s land, her shattered husband seeks the help of an investigator to try to determine whether the death was murder or suicide. Read more…