My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I love the Angie Pallorino series – the characters are so well developed and the plots are amazingly complex and detailed, though not overwhelming. I hope it goes on for a long time. So, naturally I had to check this latest book out.
This third addition to the series is just as good as he other two, in my opinion.
FYI: I would recommend reading the other two in the series before you tackle this one, but it is not imperative that you do so, as the main mystery stands alone.
The third book follows Angie as she embarks on her private investigator career (having been fired from the police department) and things with Maddocks heat up – which slows Angie down. As all this is happening, Angie and Maddocks literally happen upon a body and Angie is asked to look into the 24-year-old cold case by the victim’s last remaining family member. Turns out, the victim’s life is just as complex as Angie’s, which means things aren’t going to be easy.
I loved how meaty this mystery was. There were a lot of threads to pull and Angie really methodically went over everything in a way that made things less overwhelming for the reader and gave the book a lot of suspense. If you figure this one out, I commend you, because it’s very multi-faceted. But brilliant. So, so brilliant.
I also liked where the characters themselves – Angie, Maddocks, Holgersen – because it opens the door for some great storylines in the future, which I look forward to. It takes talent to keep readers wanting more after three books, and I certainly do!