- Author Jeffery Deaver
The third of Lincoln Rhyme’s adventures takes place away from home, in a story that feels like when your favourite TV show moves to a different location for a special episode. It feels uncomfortable from the start, and there are bits of it that I don’t totally get on board with - I feel like Amelia was acting out of character for a good portion of the book, and there were so many twists towards the end I couldn’t quite keep up with who was who.
Nevertheless, these books never disappoint. I think I’ve read it before but I couldn’t remember any of the plot. You really get a good sense of characters, even brand new ones, from their descriptions of course but mostly from their dialogue - what is said, and crucially what is not said.
A really good page turner anyway, and a good break from the normal New York terrors (albeit a little early in the series). Recommended if you’re a Rhyme and Sachs fan.