Top positive review
28 April 2017
If I hadn't read the first two Amos Decker novels I might not have persevered with this one past the first couple of chapters. It was a slow start and although the mystery of the shooting made me curious, it would not have been enough to make me keep reading if I hadn't already been invested in the characters from the previous novels. The scenario didn't get compelling until about halfway through the book. And even then, it didn't become a page-turner but more of a slowly revealed mystery.
It is worth persevering - the plot is interesting, although as others have observed, the disappearing sub-plot was a bit odd. The characters continue to be interesting. Overall I enjoyed this novel but it's a lazy read rather than a 'stay up all night to finish' adventure.