One night Alex’s wife is murdered. In looking into her death, Alex discovers there was much about Rebecca’s university years that he didn’t know. Unfortunately, Elanor Dymott describes everything in such excruciating detail and sets about unfolding the mystery in such a roundabout telling instead of showing way that I no longer cared to learn who killed Rebecca and why about halfway through Every Contact Leaves a Trace. I hoped the revelation would be at least a decent payoff, but it was dissatisfying at best.
Review copy provided by the publisher, W.W. Norton and Company.