Hour of the Rat
Publish date: June 18th 2013
Publisher: Soho Crime
Pages no: 371
Edition language: English
Series: Ellie McEnroe (#2)
This would be great as a stand alone book, but I love that I know the details and backstories from the first book. Even better if you've been to China and/or enjoy art. Can't wait for the next one!
I am so glad Lisa Brackmann wrote another story about Ellie McEnroe. The first one, "Rock, Paper, Tiger" was very dark and left me worried about Ellie. So Lisa has done me the favor of catching me up with Ellie again, and she is okay! Well, sort of.Ellie's mom is in Beijing, staying with her for a s...
While Hour of the Rat could be read as a stand-alone, after the first few chapters I really wanted more context and character back-story, so I downloaded and read the first book, Rock Paper Tiger, on my Kindle, after which much of my weekend was consumed by the two books. Both books are set in China...
Reading another story about Ellie was a joy for me. I enjoyed Year of the Tiger when I read it a few years ago, and Hour of the Rat does not disappoint. Expect twists. Expect violence and adventure. But, most of all, expect Brackmann's wonderful prose.