Three books into the Nils Shapiro series and The Shallows is the best yet. Goldman fleshes out his characters fully; there really aren’t any peripheral players.
Asked to investigate the grizzly murder of a lawyer by the dead man’s widow, Shap is far from certain if this means he’ll be working for a cold blooded murderer. As with the first two books in the series, you don’t know the full picture until the very end of the story and that’s, surely, how all crime fiction novels should be.
Shap’s personal life is a significant part of each book and only serves to enrich the overall story.
This series offers everything you could ask for from the genre. Fully drawn characters, intelligent and twisty plots, believable dialogues and richly drawn settings. I pass the time with lesser books until another Nils Shapiro novel comes along.
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Forge (4 June 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1250191319
- ISBN-13: 978-1250191311
- Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 3.1 x 21.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
- Customer Reviews: 21 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 376,820 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)