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I'm a little disappointed
Reviewed in the United States on December 9, 2021
Don't get me wrong - I'm a fan of Carson's David Wolf series. In a couple of days I find him to be similar to Wayne Stinnett's Jesse McDermitt, and they both appeal to me. Wolf is law enforcement in a small section of Colorado, while McDermott is doing his business at sea. Both are former armed service, both around sixty, both have lost spouses, and and of the two, Wolf is a bit more beat up. He doesn't always come through with flying colors. But he comes through.
Here he's asked to intervene in a case in another town because the victim is the son of the sheriff - and the sheriff is an old nemesis from high school football days. As usual with the Wolf books , I read it non-stop.
My.issues? As in, why I didn't give it five stars? The first.was.a.relatively minor but annoy: there were at four instances where Carson's production team let him down. A couple of sentences with a word or phrase that didn't make sense; the use of "their" instead of "they're", one other item that slipped through. That the Kindle format makes it possible to note and submit (which I did) should hopefully allow those things to get corrected . Again, they are minor but I'm of the opinion that they should have been caught. That's supposed to be why you have editors and proofreaders!
The other issue is one that carries more weight. Without giving away the whole thing, the source of why the kid died -not necessarily how - was so obvious to me that I began to wonder what happened to.Wolf that he missed it. I don't think I'm the only person who tries to figure out the mysteries before the protagonist, but this one was so glaringly obvious that, if I were the editor, I would have had Carson wrote more to justify Wolf's failure to sniff it out.
Never the less, I've already pre-ordered the next one in the series. Here's hoping all those errors are.vanished by the time it comes out.