Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Generation Loss, by Elizabeth Hand
I'm glad I read the second Cassandra Neary book before the first. When the series begins, Cass is a madwoman, equal parts self-destruction, malice, and ice. There isn't a sliver of what makes her a tiny bit appealing in Available Dark. Mostly she's pretty creepy. She is sent off to Maine to interview a photographer whom she has always idolized as the real thing (a bit of a theme). But counter to Cass's expecations, Aphrodite isn't expecting her, and besides that hates her as a photographer. The Maine residents are mostly pretty normal, but the artsy folks "from away" are consistently bonkers.