by Kate Flora
2006 / 414 pages
read by Terry Rose 11h 47m
rating C- / crime – police procedural
(Book #1 in Joe Burgess series)
I’m really not sure how I feel about this book – It’s certainly not an auspicious beginning for the new year!
Although it’s told in 3rd person, much of it is from the point of view of a a male detective and it’s not believable. There’s a lot of sex in the book – I suppose Flora talked to detectives to get some kind of input on how they talk about women in their bantering but as far as I know, having 3 brothers and reading a lot, that’s not how it goes unless there’s one instigator. Is that Joe Burgess? – Not good. – The sex talk places really interrupts the tension. Note that the author has a female name. Too much sex gets really boring – it rarely advances the plot unless it’s a romance – I wasn’t aware that the Joe Burgess mysteries were romance novels (heh).
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