PLOT OR PREMISE
John Cuddy gets asked by a friend to look into what appears to be an open-and-shut case — a young impoverished black man tries to get ahead at university, dates a white co-ed, and then after she turns up dead, he confesses to the crime while holding the murder weapon. Everyone thinks he’s guilty, including him. But Cuddy finds a strange group of people involved — a whacked psychiatrist with strange ideas, an elderly fitness nut, a sports fan, seductive patients, and asundry lovers.
WHAT I LIKED
The main people were all well-characterized, although a few of them were a bit one-dimensional. Cuddy does a good job of detecting, pulling at a variety of strings until they unravel. Good back-stories for some of the other series characters.
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE
Some old characters show up, kind of predictable.
THE BOTTOM LINE / TWEET
You’ll stay up late if you start reading this!
Legend: 1/5 Finished 2/5 Not bad 3/5 Good 4/5 Enjoyable 5/5 Excellent
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I was not personal friends with the author, but I did follow him on social media.
- Year of Release: 1987
- Publisher: Harper Collins
- ISBN/ASIN: 978-0060156930
- Series: Cuddy (#3)
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