Author(s): Mario Sabino
Blending suspense, tragedy, and profound reflection on the human soul, Sabino's debut novel provides an unusual twist on a mystery story. We know he did it, but we don't know why.
From the simple and dramatic words of the title, echoed in the first line, the book begins with the narrator discussing his life with his therapist. The prose is bold and stark as the author explores what would drive someone to patricide.
Whilst the plot holds us in absolute suspense, unable to second-guess the narrator's next direction, Sabino articulates complex themes of religion, philosophy, and literature, seeking to investigate the nature of evil.