Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
The Man From Primrose Lane, by James Renner
I really wanted to like this book, but I couldn't. The mystery-sci-fi-paranormal-horror combo was not my cup of tea, even though there were some interesting bits here and there (e.g., the young boy's Rube Goldberg machine, the Ballad of the Loveland Frog, and Elizabeth's games of gin rummy on Primrose Lane). A man, whose true crime book about the apprentice of a serial killer has made him a lot of money and a lot of enemies in the police force, is happily raising his son, when he becomes obsessed with the murder of the man from Primrose Lane. His life spirals out of control from there.