A COLD DAY IN HELL
All of Cameron's characters are quirky and interesting, and the villain is concealed well until the last possible second. But the plot's overly convoluted --
at times, it's downright confusing.
And the scenes involving the "root
doctor" Chuzah, while amusing, are just plain bizarre.
But soon Eileen's even wondering about that. Her ex-husband, Chuck, is back in town and behaving erratically. Chuck wants to reconcile with her and have a closer relationship with Aaron, both of which are unappealing to Eileen. Chuck was an abuser, and Eileen's happily engaging in a mating dance with Angel. Not that there's much time for thinking about that, as even more odd incidents occur. (MIRA, Nov., 416 pp., $6.99)