by Nevada Barr

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I used to love Nevada Barr’s Anna Pigeon series but stopped reading after Hunting Season in 2003 after a run of several books that had become rather boring to me. I look her up occassionally to see if anyone thinks one of the new ones is a really good one but most people seem to think the same as me so I haven’t picked any of the more recent books up. When I saw that she’d written a standalone thriller though I thought it was worth giving her another try.

I enjoyed this but it’s nothing especially brilliant. It’s fairly easy to see where the plot is going and I was never particularly worried for the main characters. I’d latched onto the ‘twist’ early on but as is often the case that just made the book more fun to read as you spot the misdirection.