Pages no: 342
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Alex Morrow (#1)
I chose this one next because I wanted to read about a female detective. The Silkworm made me crave more mysteries and this one sounded very interesting.My feelings for this book are conflicted. I liked it, because of the characters in the story (you know me and well-written characters by now!) but ...
I received this book from Hachette publishing as a participant on the book club at http://www.devourerofbooks.com. Initially I had difficulty with this book. Upon reflection, I found that the chapters that held the character of DS Alex Morrow and the investigation really held my interest. However ...
More a character study than an actual mystery, and it took me a while to really get into it. Nevertheless, Alex Morrow is a compelling character and I'm interested to see where Mina takes her in future books.
Told through the frame of a home invasion gone wrong, Mina's complex narrative is a less crime story than it is an intricate and thoughtful probing of family life, workplace politics,and the inescapable organizing structure of the past on identity and life choices.