The novel is about secrets. If the novel had been a true story, it would have made the news. However, some secrets are not worth revealing. Reason #1: many people find it difficult to handle the skeletons in someone else’s closet. Reason #2: some puzzles belong in the hands of professionals – doctor, lawyer, accountant, priest. They have a privilege. As the main character in Pretty City Murder says, labels belong on cereal boxes. Labels accurately tell what is on the inside. Children do not try to pry open the human box. They must know that a person's totality belongs to God alone, and His forgiveness is His.