June 6, 2013

Good, but failed to hit any emotional mark

The BoyfriendThe Boyfriend by Thomas Perry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I've read other Thomas Perry titles and enjoyed them tremendously. I enjoyed this one, but found it's prose a bit... wooden (possibly the right word).

Shocked by their daughter's death, a mother and father visit Jack Till, retired cop turned private eye. Their daughter's murder is seemingly unsolvable. They give a retainer to Till for this hopeless case. Soon Jack Till sees a pattern and begins to unravel a trail of deaths in the wake of this killer. But it's not so simple, the reason is so much more complex than the obvious serial killer story.

For the most part, the story lacked emotion with a few small exceptions. Characters were well developed, but I didn't care about them as much as I would have liked to. So, though I enjoyed the intricacies of the plot and found the story fascinating, Perry failed to hit the heart strings quite as much as he could have.

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