Sunday, February 18, 2007
Carol O'Connell's New One: FIND ME
Quick alert: Grab a copy of Carol O'Connell's new (ninth) Mallory novel, FIND ME. Framed in an ultimate multi-jurisdiction serial murder (FBI, Chicago, and local police along Route 66) is a tension-driven hunt for Mallory herself, as her partner Detective Riker fears the worst: Has she killed someone, crashed through into a psychotic breakdown, lost her own center? Mallory (Kathy to her adopted mother Helen, but not to many others!) tears new body openings in self-inflated cops who perform lousy crime scene work, teaches willing newbies, and all this as an aside while she's grasping at more important issues: trust, betrayal, and the slippery escape routes of the mind. O'Connell takes it all to extremes, keeps them mostly believable, and wraps with a massively satisfying conclusion. Don't plan any visitors after you've reached halfway, as you won't want to put up with interruptions while you devour this one.
Posted by Beth Kanell at 11:52 AM