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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Girl Most Likely by Max Allan Collins















In a small town, a school reunion is being planned. Out of towners are expected and some who have made it big are also expected. Not all are looked at fondly especially Astrid who seemed to have taken great delight in taking away the boyfriends of all her school friends and then discarding them when it was not quite convenient.
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Memories seem to be harsh and though Krista now head cop of the small force in town is rightly proud of her position, she is slightly unnerved to face the crowd that is going to come. Her father who lives with her now is also a retired Detective. When things dont go quite as planned and when the body of Astrid is discovered brutally murdered, most people think that it is beyond the capabilities of this small police force since investigations reveal that it is not just jealous women or men in the community at play here.

When this becomes a triple murder Krista at times seems a little out of her depth and lacking the confidence to handle the situation alone. She does depend on her father for help and this is fine as otherwise she would have consulted outsiders in the force. The police procedure and the regulations which were followed and detailed in the book also add a lot of interest to the story.

Nice characterization as well of all who played a part in the book.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Thomas & Mercer.

3 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I haven't read a great police procedural in a while so I'm adding this to my wish list.

carol said...

Sounds like a good one. I like that Krista went to school with these people and now has to investigate them.

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

I like the sound of this crime novel, thanks for putting it on my radar.