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Classic Delaware, But Missing Some Heart
on January 25, 2012
What I love best about Kellerman's books -- and I've read all the thrillers -- is his ability to make us care about the characters, even just minor bit part players. But in this book, while the mystery itself is sound and pretty interesting, I found myself not really giving a hoot whether the "bad guy" was caught or not. The victims were, as a whole, a fairly unappealing bunch. From a bully to an unscrupulous surgeon to a creepy street person... no one engendered much sympathy.
All the same, the mystery was an interesting intellectual exercise, and all the regular characters were there, from Blanche to Robin to Milo and Petra. WRitten in a smooth Kellerman style, the writing is impeccable and the story moves along at a rapid pace.
All in all, not a bad book, but not one of my favorites.