Average, pedestrian mystery that I would only suggest you read if you are interested in the Alaska setting.
Donna done done it again.
Bad reviews for this first novel, surprising given that it won the Edgar. Full of first-novel flaws, but I liked it.
Death by cliche and fluff. Can’t imagine how this got nominated for an Edgar. More a romance than a mystery.
Tight, concise, skilled writing, but the overall effect is more like taking your Suzuki Estilete moped in for routine maintenance than taking it to the top of a high, steep hill in the forest and gliding down the slope with your eyes closed, hands off the handlebars, and gulping in huge draughts of cool, sweet menthol scent of pine into your soul.
Absolutely charming murder investigation set on the line between modern-day and traditional Ghana. Read it.
One might be tempted to call Linwood Barclay the poor man’s Harlan Coben, but Barclay is like one of the knock-off Fendi purses featured in this novel when compared to Coben.