The first thing I noticed when I browsed through the pages of "The Rookie Club" was the crisp, taut writing style. Nothing seemed out of place. I could just start reading on any page, and quickly I was drawn into the action and the events being described. When you turn to page one and start reading, the drama builds very quickly. You jump right into the story and you don't want to stop.
Danielle Girard's descriptions of scenes and what her characters are thinking and feeling are incredibly vivid and realistic. You feel the victim's tension and fear as a criminal approaches. You suffer her horror as the crime takes place. You experience the desperation and frustration of the investigating team as they grasp at slender threads of evidence and possibilities that don't yet make a clear picture. Yet they know someone horrible is still out there, someone whose criminal activity is clearly not complete, someone indeed who seems to be closing in.
Danielle Girard puts an enormous amount of energy into her work. While writing "The Rookie Club" she researched everything from DNA to resource sciences and geographical detail to the real work of coroners and the typical daily life of a sex crimes inspector. The result is a book that reads like a depiction of real events that happened to real people. And that makes what you're reading all the more compelling, and frightening.
This book was a very fast paced, easy read. The storyline is not really an edge of your seat thriller, but it keeps your interest to the end. The characters are very likable and there are a few twist throughout. I don't think it is her best, but not her worst either.
This one kept my attention from beginning to end. A great portrayal of female officers, the challenges they face in a male-dominated profession and how it impacts their personal lives.
I made it to page 111 before giving up. I just don't feel that the author has stayed focused on the plot at all. Every time I start to get interested, she changes track. It feels like I am starting a new book over and over and over. Maybe if I finished it I would grasp her reasons why, but life is too short....
Not bad mystery about female cops
This book was excellent. I hated for it to end!!