Simply put, one of the best mysteries I've read this decade!
Why I love it
Smaller and Smaller Circles is a smart, sensitive thriller that breathes fresh air into the world of literary detection. Widely considered to be the first Filipino crime novel, it combines the forensics of a Patricia Cornwell novel, the criminal profiling savvy of Clarice Starling ('œYou don't want Hannibal Lecter inside your head.') and a couple of Jesuit priests out for justice. Simply put, thi...
"Got so engrossed in this story- especially in the unique characters!"
"Amazing, beautiful, heart-wrenching mystery. I devoured this book and savored every page. A must read. "
Los Alamos, NM
"WOW! I felt like I understood the Philippines better after reading this, but I was also hoping to read more about these characters who are fully-fleshed out and well-written on their own."
"This was such a perfect murder mystery. It had plenty of twists, it kept me on my toes, and the characters were funny and smart. Loved every second of it!"
"So so so good! Just my favorite kind of mystery, with a complex plot, corruption abound and detectives outside of the system. "
"So cool to read a mystery set in the Philippines, of which I know very little about - can't recommend this one enough. "
Fort Wayne, IN
"So good! Unique story telling. Kept me intrigued."
Royal Oak, MI
"As a fan of crime thrillers, I loved this. It reads almost like a modern Umberto Eco, and the characters are believable and the drama broad. Batacan weaves her plots and subplots together masterfully."
"This book started off really good but turned out predictable and a little boring at the end."
Staten Island, NY
"Enjoyed this read. Pace of the book kept me reading. Would recommend to others who enjoy this genre."