Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
An Available Man, by Hilma Worlitzer
Romance in middle age is not presented in a particularly appealing way. The single women are largely desperate, and the married ones generally intrusive. The single men are rudderless, but much nicer than the women. A year after he is widowed, Edward's step-daughter and step-daughter-in-law take out a personal ad for him in the New York Review, setting him on a path of five dates with age-appropriate women -- including the one who left him at the alter 30+ years before. No danger of getting a ticket absorbed in this one.