"Life seems sometimes like nothing more than a series of losses, from beginning to end. That's a given. How you respond to these losses, what you make of what's left, that's the part you have to make up as you go."
"Even if life has to be a seris of losses, I still choose life".The story is not quite plausible but the downward spiral into dark places is uncomfortably reminiscent of those times we chose the wrong path.
Since its's a mystery there's a nice twist at the end, a satisfying wrap up.
Published: 1999 Read: August 2016 Genre: Fiction/mystery
p.s. Once again, I found bookmarks and bits of ephemera in a book. The first bit I noticed in this one was a news clipping with a brief summary of the book, maybe from The New York Times? There was a handwritten note on the side of the clippng in pencil "Huntings Badger 25" and a second line underneath "1-16-2000". Nice script, presumably a female's, tucked before the back cover. About halfway through the book was a torn white piece of paper, ragged on one edge and glue residue on the narrow side, most likely from a discarded envelope. Someday I need to write a story about the bookmarks found in books.