By now we readers of the Frieda Klein novels know Frieda's ways and her friendship group. I don't believe she would be a candle to all these moths, or that anyone would act the way she does - she still walks in the depth of night, she still stares out windows an awful lot, and is always dashing out for walks along forgotten rivers. There is a big revelation about Frieda's past, and also a big step in her current relationship, and of course there is a continuing thread that seems to be saving itself for another book. She continues to cause others to die violently but does not take responsibility. I still think the characterization is implausible (Josef continues as the comic ethnic foil; Sandy changes hats dramatically; everyone seems available for chats or journeys) and the crime writing rather uninspired.