My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Geeze, I thought I’d marked this book as read and had written a review already. I guess I got distracted! Or was that when the computer was in the shop… Anyway, I always enjoy Paretsky and was thrilled to see a new (to me) book out by her.
It’s been such a long time since I last read one of her books, I’d forgotten that she can get a little preachy in some areas, a little Law and Order like. But as I was about to get turned off, Paretsky refocussed on the plot and the action and the relationships between the characters. She draws vivid characters, imbues their relationships with a rainbow of emotions, and makes the story leap off the page. The mystery is never easy to solve either. A good read.