Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Bad Little Falls, by Paul Doiron
Because of his questionable behavior in the last book, Game Warden Mike Bowditch is sent Down East to a pretty desperate part of Maine, where poverty and rampant drug dealing are a blight. During a blizzard, he is part of a team that locates a half frozen man and his murdered companion. In his efforts to understand what happened, Mike becomes involved with the recovering addict, Jamie, and her haunted son, Lucas, and encounters resistance in all of his efforts from co-workers, Jamie's ex, and the local exotic game purveyor. The sections written by Lucas are sometimes funny and sometimes heart rending.