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Young Alex Kincaid wants Lew Archer to find his wife Dolly, who left in the middle of their honeymoon weekend. It seems a gray-bearded man visited her in their hotel room, and soon after she disappeared. It doesn't take Lew long to find Dolly, but by the time he does she is tangled up in two murders and mired even more deeply in the past. This is one of Ross Macdonald's best dectective novels—perhaps the finest of all. The plot is extraordinarily complex, but never convoluted. The book is filled with lies and false identities, and, when the full truth is known and the last mask is off—a few pages before the book's end—the result is surprising and yet satisfying too. The imagery of The Chill is particularly fine. There is the usual Macdonald imagery: the dynamic past, the fragile present, the blighted future, and a superabundance of masks. But to these, The Chill adds some particularly poignant images of flight, as characters strive to soar and instead smash themselves, like birds against a plate glass window. This is a fine novel and a near-perfect piece of detective fiction. A must-read for all fans of the genre.
This book took a turn that I was not expecting. Just when I was wondering where the book was going and what the purpose is it revealed itself. I enjoyed reading about Truly and the difficulties she had with life and how sometimes even the people who look like they have everything really don't. The writing is flowery, I found I started to skip some of the analogies. Throughout the whole book Truly compares herself with her sister which was great at the beginning but towards the end I started to say, 'ok, we get it, you're fat and she isn't' after 300 pages I know this point. The author could have left some of those analogies out.