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A good companion for a long flight,
By A Customer
This review is from: Eyeshot (A Sonora Blair investigation) (Paperback)
"Eyeshot" is on the rather bland side with detective Sonora Blair and her partner chasing after a killer who is a citizen above suspicion. The yarn is predictable, just like the American South's summer heat is oppressive. The narrative is well crafted, but without the "edge" and the pace that make truly memorable thrillers.
Sonora struggles with kids and a lame dog amidst this criminal investigation and, in the process, she even finds the window of opportunity for some quick sex with a handsome state trooper. Otherwise, there's some plodding through the inevitable wet lands of the Deep South in search of body parts leading up to a catharsis that is all-round unremarkable. At least, the killer comes up against the death penalty in the closing pages of the book.
Lynn Hightower has used a familiar recipe -- the hard working mother-of-two Sonora doing a thankless, dangerous "man's job" in the increasingly convoluted "gender neutral" U.S. landscape. The result is a good companion for a long flight or the winter evening with nothing really interesting on television.
A footnote: I don't know where this "Sonora" name came from, but I felt it contributed little in making detective Blair a character that will stick in the readers' memory as a tough (although human) criminal investigator.