Ok, so I finished the weird novel at lunch, all 500 pages. I was determined to finish, but was unimpressed with the big reveal at the end.
So now I've moved from weird novel to true crime. If you can't tell, this photo shows police looking on the ocean beach where they'd found a number of the murder victims:
Here's what Amazon says:
Award-winning investigative reporter Robert Kolker delivers a humanizing account of the true-life search for a serial killer still at large on Long Island, and presents the first detailed look at the shadow world of online escorts, where making a living is easier than ever and the dangers remain all too real. A triumph of reporting, a riveting narrative, and "a lashing critique of how society and the police let five young women down" (Dwight Garner, New York Times), Lost Girls is a portrait of unsolved murders in an idyllic part of America, of the underside of the Internet, and of the secrets we keep without admitting to ourselves that we keep them.