Like a handful of other writers (Elmore Leonard, Jim Harrison
, Alan Furst, Colin Harrison, Philip Roth, Margot Livesey, and Richard Price), Thomas Perry
regularly writes immensely readable novels, which in my experience have never disappointed. Despite his succumbing to the serial temptation with his bestselling Jane Whitfield books (which he reportedly will reprise next year), his standalones have been well-crafted page-turners. Fidelity
is no exceptionwith the widow of a murdered private investigator trying to understand the disturbing remnants of her life while competing for the valuable missing piece of a sordid puzzle with the killer hired to take her out.