Why did you read this book? I really liked this guy’s first book, Bad Things Happen. I didn’t like his follow-up so much, but still decided to give this a go.
Has Beckie read it? No, she’s not into crime stuff so much unless it’s Kate Atkinson or car reading.
42 word review: Guy’s girlfriend gets murdered. Turns out she was investigating another murder herself for university’s Innocence Project, and of course everything ends up connected. Twisty plot with more good twists than bad — but some are bad — and good-humored, better-than-pulp-but-not-that-much-better writing.
- He glared at me. “You’ve dodged a bullet. Stop trying to get back in front of it.”
She put it back on the shelf and took down the empty pill bottle.
“Ambien,” she said. “Is this another clue?”
“It might be. It’s a kind of sleeping pill, isn’t it?”
She nodded. “A strong one. It can cause sleepwalking. Blackouts. Memory loss. It’s nothing you want to mess around with.”
Overall rating: 3 discarded popsicle sticks (out of 5)