Top positive review
A SOLID ENTRY IN THE SERIES!!!!!!
25 May 2015
In SUDDEN MISCHIEF, Spenser is asked by the world’s hottest hottie, Susan Silverman, to defend her former husband against a case of multiple sexual harassment charges from four married women. The man bringing the charges against Susan’s ex is just about the most powerful, and dangerous, man in Boston.
Everybody wants Spenser to drop the case. He is being warned away by his friends, even some enemies have suggested that he drops this one for his own benefit, but that would be against just about everything that we know Spenser the man (and Spenser the PI) stands for. So that is off the table.
This case is interesting, to say the least. Susan is not being completely forthcoming with the truth concerning her ex. And, naturally enough, the reader feels, that neither is Susan's ex. Spenser starts to dig deeper and he soon manages to uncover some apparently misappropriated funds from a charity related to all parties concerned and suddenly his forehead creases in thought. And in consternation, even.
The case breaks open just before you hit the halfway mark, and the dirt really begins to hit the fan. The true colours of certain characters are suddenly on display for the entire world to see, and it ain’t pretty. The gang’s all here for this case, too, which is a good thing, as the reader will probably feel more secure with every page turn, knowing that Hawk and Co have got Spenser’s back.
Some readers love Susan’s psychoanalytical input into the series; other readers loathe her. But to my mind, a Spenser novel wouldn’t be a Spenser novel without her. To be completely honest, this story is rather analytical, especially in the book’s first half. But as the case opens up, and the action starts to flow, you begin to see what it is that Spenser repeatedly risks his life for.
So in summary then: SUDDEN MISCHIEF is a solid, if not world shattering entry in this much adored series of detective novels. I can’t wait to finish it, but only so that i can start another one!
Four stars from me.