Wednesday, August 10, 2016
July Library Books
Redemption Road by John Hart has lots of good reviews, a high body count, a whole bunch of story lines (that unite, of course), hard to fathom motivations for most of the behavior, torture, dysfunctional families, AND MORE!
I read the whole thing, sad to say, and only liked one character, a very minor one, and mostly because of his name: Crybaby Faircloth Jones.
Crime. 2016. 433 pages.
Unwanted is the first in the Fredrika Bergman and Alex Recht series by Kristina Ohlsson. I started this series with The Chosen, a NetGalley offering and the fifth in the series. I liked it enough to want to read more.
Unwanted, the first book, introduces the three main characters on the detective squad-- Fredrika, Alex, and Peder-- and provides a good sense of who they are and how each one contributes to the investigation. If one of the three dominates, it is Fredrika, the lone female member of the team, but the roles of all three are important. Unwanted is well-written and suspenseful, but just to warn you, the plot involves a character who abducts and murders children. There are no graphic details and the author handles this well.
If you enjoy Scandinavian Crime, you might enjoy this series.
Crime/Police Procedural. 2009. 363 pages.
Silenced is the second in the Fedrika Bergman and Alex Recht series by Ohlsson. The new case involves what appears to be a murder/suicide. The investigation into the deaths of the couple lead to a much more involved situation than initially suspected. I liked most of the book even better than Unwanted because the character development continued in interesting ways. I was a little disappointed by the conclusion, however.
I will be getting the third in the series next time I go to the library. :)
Crime/Police Procedural. 2010. 342 pages.