When Horatio gets to New York, he finds Benjamin in a bad way. But he manages to get him to pull things together a bit. But Benjamin has an idea that he can't let go. He believes rather than his father having overdosed on purpose that he has instead been murdered. But who would have done it? His uncle, now stepfather? Paul, who was his father's right hand man and Lia's father? His mother? A business rival? Benjamin is determined to find out the truth and a gala given at the theatre his father started is his stalking ground for the killer. Can he determine the truth?
This is a masterful novel. It is obviously a retelling of Hamlet in modern times and what a retelling it is. The characters are fully developed and each is intriguing. The reimagining of the main character discovering his queer roots gives a new depth to the story. The three witches are imagined as having a New Orleans background and there is a figure that brings chaos wherever he appears. The writing is fantastic and the pacing grabs the reader and takes them along on a terrifying ride. This book is recommended for readers of literary fiction.