Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Life Without Parole, by Clare O'Donohue
O'Donohue had me on page 1 with a very funny, probably quite accurate, take on a TV home makeover show from the perspective of the producer, Kate Conway. Bored to tears with the home makeover world, Kate simultaneously takes on two new projects: one documenting the opening of a trendy new Chicago restaurant, and the other telling the stories of two killers who would be in maximum security for life. Kate has a bit more sympathy for the convicts than the restaurateurs. Funny, smart, and heart felt, it's a very enjoyable book.