Thursday, February 7, 2013

Review of Watching the Dark

Watching The Dark (Inspector Banks, #20)

Watching the Dark

Peter Robinson

ISBN: 978-0-06-200480-2


*goodreads giveaway* 3 Stars!

When a detective inspector is murdered while at St. Peter’s Police Treatment Center Chief Inspector Alan Banks leads the investigation not knowing how deep the trail will lead.  Murder is not the only crime being investigated as Chief Inspector Banks will soon find out when an officer from Professional Standards, investigating allegations of police corruption, intrudes in the case.  As he gets close to answers more questions and possible suspects materialize and it’s a struggle to remember his prime objective.

This one started out really slow for me.  The mystery intrigued me right away so I kept reading and by the time I was a little more than halfway through the book it grabbed me.  Usually this type of novel will suck me in and keep me turning pages, but this one I thought about giving up on; I am glad I didn’t.  This is my first Peter Robinson book so that could explain the problem since there are 19 more Alan Banks novels before this one.  I enjoyed the characters, well I should say a few of the minor characters, and that helped it along while getting to the bottom of the murder.  There were a few side stories that were as interesting as the original plot and by the end I felt good about the whole thing.  I like an author who can juggle multiple side stories within one plot.  So overall I ended up liking this one more than I thought I would and will gladly recommend it.



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