If You Were Here" is the third Alafair Burke mystery I've read. Burke's writing style is good, tending to description, not sparkling but gets the job done. Burke's strength, though, is in her plotting. Just when you think the mystery is solved, you're thrown a curve and more is revealed. In this case, I was fooled twice. This book was great and fun to read, the author did a wonderful job of keeping the reader interested in the book.