Star Rating: 4 out of 5
I am so happy that this book lived up to what I was expecting. The character of Jack Mcevoy was fantastic. He was not this perfect reporter what just happened to know everything. He would listen to his gut and really figure things out. He would have made a great cop just like his brother. To be honest, all of the characters were done extremely well.
The chapters were told from different perspectives and that really helped to draw you in and move the story along. There was the perspective of Jack Mcevoy as he pieced together who “The Poet” was. And then there was the perspective of Gladden, a pedophile. Is Gladden The Poet? Well, to find out you will need to read the book because I am not going to spoil that for you.
- All of the characters were fantastic and each of them really added to the story. This is a big deal because in the last book I read that was not the case at all.
- The book was a page turner. Just when you thought you had something figured out Connelly would just pull the rug out from under you.
- You were left until the very end not knowing who The Poet was.
- It was fun trying to figure out who The Poet actually was. There were a couple of red herrings, but I was not convinced that Mcevoy and the FBI were on the right trail in the beginning.
- Through out the story you got to see how smart Mcevoy was, so I was annoyed at how quickly he believed that FBI agent Rachel Walling was the murderer.
This was a pretty great book. It was written extremely well and is worth the read. It does in fact have a sequel and I will need to pick that one up some time. I was actually surprised at who the murderer was, which is great!. I hate when I can figure out the ending before it happens. I have never read anything by this author before, but I certainly will be reading more of his stuff in the future.
~Book 5 completed! Climbing La Plata Peak 3 more books to go~
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