A Disturbing Nature is a slow burning historical mystery. The writing is detailed, but not boring, I didn't lose interest at any point within the story. Carefully crafted hints are dropped throughout the narrative. With shorter chapters that alternate between Mo and Palmer, the pace of the story is kept up and details are divulged in slivers, a bit at a time. Through the viewpoints of Mo and Palmer there is an intense character development and understanding. I was pulled into Mo's narrative by his gentle nature and keen observations of the world around him. As Mo's story unfolded, the sense of place and time intensified as Mo became aware of his father's racism, the school that said he wouldn't progress any further and the children and adults that belittled him. Despite Mo's limitations, his ability to overcome and appreciate what he has is apparent. Palmer's point of view took me a little more time to get into as he moved from the Ted Bundy case to the Pastoral Predator in Rhode Island. I do wish Mo and Palmer's stories would have connected a little earlier as this is when the suspense really picked up. The ending has several twists, turns and surprises and left me wanting more.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.