This latest offering in the Detective Peter Diamond investigation series features the Other Half, a half-marathon in Bath where Diamond has been assigned to patrol. When he recognizes a past criminal on the race course harassing a female racer, he takes note and follows up to find out the woman racer didn’t cross the finish line. Another woman, elementary school teacher Maeve Kelly, has trained hard and is reluctantly racing this distance for the first time – little does she know she will be considered a key witness in this mysterious disappearance. A cast of characters, including other racers and investigators, makes for a compelling read about a half-marathon murder. The Finisher by Peter Lovesey is sure to appeal to both runners and non-runners alike – participants and spectators may never look at a race the same way again!