I instantly—and yes, I mean INSTANTLY—fell in love with Peter’s quick qit, charm, and intelligence. Let's just say I haven't gotten the "tingles" from a character in AGES. The chemistry between he and Dora played out throughout the story beautifully, even though I sometimes wanted to smack Dora for being so brash. Their relationship is woven poetically throughout the case they are working to solve.
The character’s gestures, facial expressions; the noises and scenes surrounding them; and the other details build upon each other in a way similar to the way a detective’s notes might to solve a mystery—and Scheier’s style had a special touch to it I haven’t felt while reading in a long time. I found myself searching for clues to the mystery as I read, which ultimately contributed to the overall well-developed characterizations. Scheier just has a knack for writing out the way someone behaves in all kinds of situations—especially that of a person who is hiding something, be it a fondness for another, indifference, ulterior motives, or a murder. Pick this one up for an intriguing summer read.