I just finished Amsterdam by Ian McEwan. Originally I picked this up because I'm going to Amsterdam soon, and the jacket blurb indicated that some of the action took place there. It's always fun to read about a place I've really been to or will be going to. Also, I had read Atonement, and enjoyed that, so this one seemed a safe bet.
Indeed a few pages at the end really do have some vivid description of Amsterdam, and left me intrigued. But more importantly, the entire book was intriguing. In fact, I'll say that it was excellent. The plot....two men mourning a woman they both had loved ask an interesting favor of each other. That sets in motion a series of events that fall into place with perfect precision and irony. No more....can't say more. Just....read this book.