Not a Creature Was Stirring by Jane Haddam

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What a hard book to rate. It was a fast read, and for the authors first book it was well done, but the problem with the book for me is the fact that even though it is well written and have good characters and plot, I never felt connected to the book. I just could not really feel that we were getting any depth into a lot of the characters, and I have no idea what was going on with our protagonist Gregor Demarkian and John Henry Jackman who is now the lead detective investigating the case. I think a lot more will be fleshed out with the Demarkian character in future books but while the story was good I never was able to see the crimes through the eyes of Demarkian. Lots of red herrings, but the murderer seemed obvious to me. Like I said, there were interesting characters but it something was just missing that made me think WOW! A good debut novel and considering I have a lot of Haddam’s books on my Kindle I am hopeful that this series will improve.

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