One thing I could not understand at the end of the first novel was the decision by M. and others not to make contact with the next of kin of all the women who had been savagely murdered.
Their suffering would continue without end not knowing whatever happened to their loved ones. It did not ring true with the character portrayal of someone who would risk their life in pursuit of the truth.
In the regrettable movie version of the novel – much left out that would give the characters depth and more interest – the police actually arrive after M. has been sprung free inferring that they would find out.
Posted by d gledhill in comox valley , 6 September 2010