Meike Z, Reviewer
Last updated on 03 Feb 2022
4.25 stars. This is one of my favorite crime investigation series and I’m so happy to see that it keeps going strong.
Each book in this series has a complex and intriguing plot, which makes them more than interesting in their own right, but what also makes this series a delight to read are the main characters, Detectives P.J. Parker and Chiara Corelli. These characters keep growing throughout the series without becoming repetitive or predictable. In the first three books most attention is directed towards Chiara, she has some very rough edges and it’s interesting to see how she changes and becomes the far more balanced person she is in this book. But this book is all about P.J. Parker who has several personal and work related issues to battle in this book and I was glad to learn more about P.J.. I can only hope that there are many more books to come with these two detectives. I have to mention though, that because of the backstory of the characters these books should be read in order to fully enjoy them.
I’ve mentioned it before, but Maiorisi is not afraid to tackle sensitive topics and this book is no exception, but it is always done with care. I’m not going to say anything about the case, I know information about the case is needed in a blurb, but I was glad I did not read it beforehand, it’s better as a surprise. I will say it’s intricate with several subplots and while I did guess one of the subplots relatively early on there was still plenty to discover to keep me intrigued.
If it was not clear, this was another excellent police procedural and I easily recommend it.
I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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