Thursday, January 21

prayers for the dead

This was a pretty good crime novel. At times, I felt like I was reading Ed McBain, which is a compliment to the author, Faye Kellerman. The only negative, really, was that some of the dialog was forced. Really forced. The less annoying of the two examples was the main characters' dialog with their daughter, who is a toddler. I can't quite put my finger on it, but kids just do not talk the way the daughter did in the book. The really annoying example came from the "biker" characters, Grease Pit and Sidewinder. Seriously. As if their names weren't stupid enough, their dialog was even worse.

Luckily, the toddler and the bikers had small roles in the book so they didn't detract from the story too much. If you can get past them, which I did, it's a pretty enjoyable read.

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