Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
A Drunkard's Path, by Clare O'Donohue
O'Donohue is so much better than this. Nell involves herself and most of the members of the quilting group in butting into grandmother's love life and the investigation of the murders of two young women. The plot seems to resemble the quilt pattern, Drunkard's Path, with Nell heading off in all directions and suspecting everyone before ultimately stumbling upon the killer. Lots of name/identity changes; lots of ugly, shallow messiness in the interpersonal relationships; and very little reading satisfaction.