Psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis struggle to make sense of a seemingly inexplicable massacre in this electrifying psychological thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense.
This whodunit has a tone and dialogue that is slick and cool, a noir-esque cynicism about humanity and a wide array of odd and boldly sketched characters that reflect the ‘types’ you might find in Los Angeles.
And I LOVED that. I really adored some of the strange supporting characters and thought they were brilliantly created. Maybe it’s because my nearly 20 years in LA makes me go YES, those people really do exist!! 🤣
Some people may complain that for a book being billed as a psychological thriller, there isn’t enough character development, to which I say, THAT ISN’T THE POINT!
This ride is all about getting the clues, chasing the leads and nailing the bad guys (or girls), all in a snappy, gritty, hardboiled way that makes you want to pour yourself two fingers of bourbon, get under a weighted blanket and never leave the house again. Oh wait, maybe that’s just me... I also sort felt like I got a fun (and harrowing) inside look at the LAPD homicide unit.
Man, I don’t know how people do that as a career without going over the deep end or just utterly losing faith in humanity. Anyway, if you love detective stories, Los Angeles or noir, check this out!! It will definitely give you some chills and a few shocks.
A huge THANK YOU to #netgalley and #themuseumofdesire for the ARC!
I massively enjoyed it!!