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Frustrating investigation and investigator
Reviewed in the United States on September 14, 2018
I had read the previous books in this series and could not remember why I had stopped. Shortly after starting this one I may have discovered the problem: Cork is a little slow. He brags about how he’s a sheriff at heart, suspicious and curious, but in truth he misses a lot. I saw numerous red flags, but he saw...nothing. Time and time again I was thinking he should have noticed something, asked something, pursued something, but he was oblivious. Sometimes he circled back eventually, and sometimes another character just flat out told him what he’d missed. And he’d think something like, “That makes sense.” I did think that I could predict how the story would go, but in this I was surprised. The plot got quite complicated and unexpected. But that’s not always a good thing.