Gnomon

This book has more twists and turns than an actual labyrinth, and short of a few more reads and some dedicated notetaking, I doubt I could speak clearly to what exactly happens between its covers. But while the scope is breathtakingly impossible to hold in your head, the suggestions are forbidding: Mielikki Neith is an inspector of the Witness, an all-seeing system that records every second of every day for everyone within its jurisdiction. She is called upon to investigate the death of Diana Hunter, an older woman and “refusenik” who has made extraordinary efforts to avoid the system’s surveillance, including spinning an elaborate web of stories in order to thwart an interrogation that delves into her own mind. The resulting tale is...well, I’m not exactly sure what it is, but it is one of the most mesmerizing things I’ve ever read.