Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
The Poacher's Son, by Paul Doiron
Mike Bowditch is a game warden in Maine, and his father Jack is the main suspect in the ambush and murder of a land developer and a deputy. Mike knows his dad is not the most honorable of men, but he can't see him as a killer. It's a pretty intense story, and Doiron tells it well. Doiron does such a good job of making Mike a fully formed complicated guy, describing the life of a game warden, and providing a multi-layered sense of Maine, you almost don't notice that all the other characters are one dimensional. Still I'm looking forward to Trespasser.