Bernadette Bean has just completed a review of Negative Image.
This review was published at Reactions to Reading on 31 October 2010
The plot itself, including the main mystery as well as a side thread about a series of robberies and a storyline dealing with Molly's father's illness, is very sound if not terribly surprising. As always with this series it is the mixture of crime solving and small town life that is appealing as both feed off each other. Although this book doesn't have quite the social conscience that attracted me to Valley of the Lost, the second book in the series, it is an above average small town police procedural with very engaging characters and a satisfying puzzle to solve. Another point in its favour is that you could easily read it without having read the previous books in the series which is something of a rarity these days and is to be applauded as there are only so many backlists a mystery fan can contemplate.
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