24.8.13

DON'T LOOK NOW, by Richard Montanari

Contemporary serial killer novel by one of the acknowledged current masters of this genre, Cleveland police detective Jack Paris must bring a sadistic killer who targets professional women with a certain attribute. Paris, struggling with an emotional downturn caused by his recent divorce, slogs through the investigation, and encounters the most terrifying situation he's ever had to deal with. While the plot is fairly solid, and Paris is a very believable protagonist, there are so many loose ends to this I can't give it a good mark; when you've got eight books under your belt, somebody should be checking the manuscript for those "what happened to...?" situations. A 3.5. www.richardmontanari.com