Wounds was a fun book to read, but one easily forgotten. In the week since I finished the book and the writing of this review, I have had to spend too much time reminding myself of the plot and characters in the story. For the person looking for nice weekend read, Wounds may fill the need. However, it will never be a classic revered for generations.
A dead Protestant seminary student, a dead Jewish cantor, and a seminary professor all stand at the center of this mystery. But at the same time, the secret to finding the murderer goes back years - to the night of a high school prom. A night that many would soon forget because of the pain it caused. It soon becomes obvious that decisions made a lifetime ago still hurt and would have repercussions in the present for the seminary professor and a police detective assigned to the case.
As the book ends, this reader still wonders whether either could find forgiveness for the decisions made.
But there might not be more to the story. Might the seminary professor and the detective find themselves thrust together to solve a future murder that could haunt the environs of San Diego. If so, I will look forward to reading the continuation of their story.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.