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the perfect blend of ingredients,
This review is from: Grave of Angels (Paperback)
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Take the name of a central character from Marcel Proust, Swann, a feisty and randy young investigative seeker of lost souls who had once been a Carmelite nun ( albeit briefly) a spoiled childbrat of a pop star with one of the silliest modern girl's names ever invented mix thoroughly in a shady, sleezy noiresque milieu and you have a wonderful thrilling experience of a book.
Kate Malick is just a great invention ~ non-conventional, impossible to work out though a woman formed by her daily experiences who has the guts of a man and the sensitive understanding of a saint ( he first scene with Lazarus truly moved me). She is definitely a new kid on the block.
The narrative itself follows well worn grooves cut by Reichs and Co but that does not deny its originality and unputdownable readabilty, the sure test for a good crime novel.
This will not disappoint a reader of the genre and, even though at times it reads like the scenario for a new tv series, it grips and draws you back. Good one!!