If The Rules built a better husband-catching mousetrap, then The Rules of the Game built a smarter, sleazier mouse. The end result is a lot of creepy, desperate people obsessing about playing mind games.
It's hard to describe the experience of this walking tour/scavenger hunt without giving away vital information that could spoil the adventure for the next person. But this three-hour tour is worth the leap of faith.
The mystery of the "Mexican Suitcase" is a Hemingway-esque story of vigorous expat men and women leading spare and luckless lives in the midst of the Spanish Civil War. The difference between Hemingway's yarns and this, is that this one is true.
Ferraris uses her first-hand knowledge of married life in a Saudi Arabian family and her capacious skills at imaginative storytelling to write books that open up a closed world and allow a reader to enter at will.