by Ann Voss Peterson
Started: May 6
Finished: May 9
Notes: After recently reading some Puzo, I'm still kind of in the mood for some darker fiction, but not quite horror. This police procedural novel is about a notorious bad man who is released from prison when one of his supposed victims turns years later, and the revenge this bad man plans against the small town that condemned him. The protagonist is the small-town sheriff. Sounds interesting to me, and plenty of others (including Joe Konrath) have spoken highly of Ann Voss Peterson.
Mini review: This author can write. Pretty tight plotting with sympathetic characters. A little action, a little romance, a few spills, a few chills. For those concerned with such things, there is no overt gore here, but there are definitely some "off screen" things mentioned that are quite grotesque. Nice thriller read for a few days. Nothing too deep, just some ass-kicking fun. I had a good chuckle when one of Konrath's more iconic characters made a brief appearance.