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Second tier is by no means second rate
on March 29, 2016
Good, not great. Some interesting characters, but their development does not elevate much as the story unfolds. The writer is talented, but tends to apply atmospheric detail randomly -- as if to say, hey, I am better than your ordinary crime writer. We all are spoiled by a handful of masterful crime procedural writers. The second tier includes many very good writers. Lisa Unger is among them and, I say kindly, better than some whose books I have had to put down.