Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The Surrogate, by Tania Carver
There isn't a whole lot to love about the book: the story of the hunt for a serial killer who rips live babies from the wombs of their mothers is kind of sickening; most of the characters aren't very likeable; the book is chock full of sociopaths and psychopaths with lots of gorey backstory. DI Philip Brennan is a likeable character, but his sidekick criminal psychologist Marina Esposito is distastefully selfish. The writing was so-so, though the pace picked up for the final third.