I can understand why people said S.J. Rozan's Absent Friends was one of the best mysteries of 2004. For some reason, it reminds me of Dennis Lehane's Mystic River. It may be because they are both stories of friendship gone wrong, with an air of foreboding hanging over them.
Rozan's book uses Sept. 11 as a jumping off point - the day Jimmy, a fireman, died in the collapse of the Twin Towers. It's the jumping off point for the investigation into his life and his childhood friendships. But, do even friends know the truth about each other? And, when is truth important?
It's a powerful book with no happy endings.
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