Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Trespasser, by Paul Doiron
Maine game warden Mike Bowditch is sort of a mess. He drinks too much, obsesses too much, and gives too little in his relationship with Sarah. Even though he has been warned off the case, has damaged his hand while chasing ATV-riding trespassers, and knows something is troubling his girlfriend, he can't stop following the leads in the murder of a young woman from the city. His self-awareness doesn't stop him for a second being a self-destructive jerk. Doiron writes with textbook earnestness about the work of a game warden, the dangers of ATVs, and life among the rural poor.