Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
A Crack in Everything, by Angela Gerst
Overall, I'd say this was a pretty mediocre book: the writing humdrum, the characters forgettable, and the plot overly complicated and contrived. The protagonist is Susan Callisto, who is both an attorney and a political consultant. She's involved in local elections, questionable real estate dealings, EPA violations, medical research in search of a fountain of youth, infidelities and betrayals, and a couple of murders and additional vicious attacks. Her intermittent heartthrob is a police detective.