Instead, I will give you my poor man’s dust jacket plot and then urge you: read nothing else about this book. You do not want to know. Trust me.
This book follows David Neff, a successful true-crime author who, after an early retirement, begins to slip back into the game, investigating the murder of a peculiar old hermit. But, the more he learns about the case, the more intrenched he becomes, until he can no longer separate himself from the mystery.
It’s a bit crap, I know, but that’s all you get. The rest must come directly from the horse's mouth. Avoid the Amazon reviews and even the book description, do not read the blurbs on the back of the cryptically morbid dust jacket, for goodness sake do not “click to look inside,” and let no one tell you anything about the book itself. Just get a copy here, available in hard cover or for your Kindle, and start reading. You will understand soon enough.