12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Not her best effort,
This review is from: High Country (Anna Pigeon Mysteries) (Hardcover)
Please understand that I am recommending this book. For Nevada Barr it is a workable effort and fans of Anna Piegeon especially will want to read it. I like the idea of taking away Anna's badge and gun and letting her experience life through the eyes of a waitress, not a ranger. The author gets some humor from this; she could have had more. Anna is a compelling character. On the down side the mysteries are pretty predictable. I was actually surprised only once. Also Anna acts like a rookie repeatedly just to advance the plot. But then, I guess anybody could have an off week or so. Personally I find the settings and the characters more interesting than the mysteries anyway. If you have not read the series don't start with this one. If you want to read just one Nevada Barr try Blind Descent or Firestorm.