My last encounter with Christopher Rice, The Vines, disappointed me quite a lot. So although I was curious, I wasn't really looking forward to reading A Density of Souls. However, I'm glad I did read it. This was a completely different (and a lot better) book!
My review is of the new re-published edition, so I can't say anything about the older version.
I expected a horror, but the book is far more a mystery, I don't recall any supernatural parts. Four teens, with some complicated relationships between them, New Orleans. The story was a bit slow at first, but when I got the feeling it was really starting it was a very fast read.
Some parts were a bit weird. I mean I'm no Freud but... And there was this completely rushed, completely unnecessary hurricane near the end of the book. I still don't know what that was doing there. The prose is sometimes a bit over the top but overall, quite a nice read and definitely a lot better than The Vines.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!