Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Well-Read Commuter reviews The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow
By: Michael Connelly
Narrated By: Peter Giles

What This Book Is About:
Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the definitive murder story of his career. He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent. Jack is soon running with his biggest story since The Poet made his career years ago. He is tracking a killer who operates completely below police radar and with perfect knowledge of any move against him. Including Jack's.

What Did You Think Of This Book:
This is a solid book with a really likeable main character, Jack McEvoy. I listened to the audio book while traveling with friends and the entire car was completely silent as the story unfolded. The story flows along at a good pace and wraps up neatly at the end. While it is a crime mystery, there is not a lot of gore. It is a smart, sexy thriller that I can see having a wide appeal.

1 comment:

Luanne said...

I listened to this one in audio as well! I agree with you - a good 'read!'