This new novel has been getting lots of "buzz" and for once, it's deserved. It keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout with fast pacing, an assortment of suspects, lots of plot twists and blind alleys, and a cast of truly disturbed (and disturbing) characters. Definitely a writer (actually a pair of writers working under a pseudonym) worth watching.
I enjoyed this book a lot. The plot was full of twists and the characters fully fleshed. I made extra time to read this book-always for me a guage of how good it was.
I did not care for this at all. It felt like there were two completely unrelated plots here which they tried to blend into one, but it just didn't work. Basically, the first plot completely disappears half way through the book only to suddenly pop up and be quickly and weakly resolved in, like, two pages toward the end. The entire police force was completely incompetent, with the main superstar detective not much better. And it wasn't like the police force was written to be weak so the brilliant amateurs look that much better in comparison. No. Because those people just happened to be slightly more lucky about information falling into their laps than the police were. Then there were the weird threats of sexual violence to the female characters by random people in passing.