It’s been way too long since I read 1st To Die, the first novel in this series and I really don’t know why I put it on the back-burner for so long. To be brutally honest I have the worst memory ever and I struggle to remember what actually happened in 1st To Die but I do remember the characters and the general gist of the plot and I also remember that I enjoyed it and kept the series on my to-read list all this time.
The second instalment didn’t disappoint by any means. I like Patterson’s quick way of writing. I love the fact that most chapters aren’t a whole lot longer than three pages and that it switches between one main good guy character and the bad guy character’s points of views. This book pretty much follows his old reliable pattern and in my eyes that’s a really good thing. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it I say.
Lindsay Boxer is a likeable character. She’s a typical tough cop-type character but she has a softer more vulnerable side that comes out every now and again. I really enjoyed the bad guy in this book as the author really kept you guessing till the very end. In fact I am usually fairly good at guessing whodunnit but I was genuinely surprised. I kind of hate it and love it when that happens.
Good storyline, good characters, good book.
- 1st to Die (snapsandreads.com)