Iain Pear's Stone's Fall
I'm trying really hard to get into this novel--it has a fairly interesting premise, where a widow hires a young reporter to ferret out her husband's secrets (namely a secret child) after his death. But all that's happened in the first 113 pages is the reporter meandering around trying to unravel the mysteries of finance. SO BORING. Also, the title isn't literary or metaphorical at all--the dead guy is named Stone and he fell out a window. Terrible.