After reading more about cooking pasta than is normal I switched gears to northern Minnesota murder mystery. I read Boundary Waters by this author a few months ago, and it was alright. Once I started this one I realized it was the same series, but a book that came before Boundary Waters – oops!
Would I recommend it? I feel about the same as I did with the other. To use John’s least favorite phrase: I didn’t hate it.
I’d say this book has a classic example of why I think the little blurb reviews pasted on the covers of books are not to be trusted. This has one that says:
“The bitter cold can be felt emanating from the pages. – Midwest Book Review”
I’m sorry Midwest Book Review, but it’s not that cold in the book. The weather in upper Minnesota is getting near winter and there are a few nasty characters but, having apparently read much more gruesome books, I wouldn’t describe the baddest guy in here as “bitter cold.”
Would I recommend it? Eh… fifty-fifty…
I liked that it was set in an area I knew, the plot twists surprised me and I liked the main character. But I prefer my gruesome murder mystery’s to occur places that I don’t ever travel therefore reducing my tendency to jump out of my skin for no reason.
While I’m sorry to have been such a spotty poster the last few days I’m going to blame at least half of the lack of posting on this book.
I do most of my writing and posting late at night when sensible people are sleeping, unless I’ve had too many nightmares and woken up screaming too often. Then I try to get more sleep instead of sitting up late at the computer.
Is this book that frighting? Probably not.
Am I that big of a wimp? Sure am.
Would I recommend it? Hmmm… gives me nightmares, a bit cheesy, (writen by Nora Roberts in disguise) yet good characters, and interesting setting…
I think due to my late night screaming and sleeping issues I am unable to give this book a decent recommendation.
This spring I read Robert Parker’s westerns; Appaloosa, Resolution, Brimstone and Blue Eyed Devil and very much enjoyed them but I didn’t see what else he had written until just now.
While I usually avoid murder mystery type books I was feeling brave at the library the other day and picked this up. Same sparse wording, quick reading, dry humor, manly men with brawn and guns defending dumb beautiful women, different setting- same feel.
Note this is not a good choice for anyone looking for a great female characters!
Would I recommend it? I’m thinking he’s looking like a good overall author but I’d recommend Appaloosa before this one.