I am enjoying the Joe Pickett series of books by C.J.Box. And this latest one I read was pretty entertaining. This book however had one blaring mistake that the author uses to wrap up the conclusion of the book. This is a quote from later in the book: âWe've got bears, aliens, all sorts of bad ideas,â Joe said. âHell, somebody even claims he saw a couple of figures out in the alley behind your office awhile backâ.
âWho said that?â Cam asked.
Joe shrugged. âThat's not importantâ
The thing to notice is when Joe is asked who saw the two figures he replies that it isn't important. Later in the book Joe answers the question of how Cam would know who saw the two in the alley Joe replies âBecause I told him about it in his officeâ, then a few pages later Joe saiid âIt's because i told Cam that Not Ike said he had seen somebody in the alley.â
Having the character âCamâ know the identity of the person is crucial to the plot play-out but Joe never tells him the name (Not Ike).
Other than this flaw in the plot line the book is pretty good, I'd recommend reading the series in order because some of the character interaction and references are sometimes taken for granted and it is pretty important to know the background of the people to understand their actions.
I am so sorry that I've just started this series at this point. A friend of mine told me about them but it wasn't until I saw the first in the series on Paramount plus that I got hooked. I've seen/read the first 4 books in the series and I am addicted. The character development is just great and the plot unfolds so well that it's hard to put the book down. Joe Pickett is a very likeable character as are the members of his family. I love these books and even though they are mysteries, they are very unique! Highly recommend....