4 out of 4 stars
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Brian O'Hare's The 11:05 Murdersis a work of fiction with suspense and a lot of drama. It is the second volume in a series of books. The book tells a story of a woman detective moving from one police station to another police station to get away from harassment at the hands of her peers at her previous station. She quickly becomes one of the team and must help solve murders that are happening with the same MO. The action moves along quickly with the woman being a target of obsession. Will she help solve the murders of will she become a part of one? Everyone is a suspect.
I did enjoy how the author worked the past into the main character's story, letting us know why she became a detective and how she personally felt about the job. It also led us into her romantic past and helped to tell us why she has her walls up and is, at times, mean to her co-workers.
The book starts out with a very twisted beginning that eventually fits nicely into the main plot of the book. The book then moves on to the main character. From there, the book weaves a very interesting and intriguing story. There is love, loss, and even some humor. The humor was a bit dry at times. The overall feeling I got when reading the book was one of great interest. It garbs your attention from the very beginning and keeps you guessing throughout most of the book.
At times, while reading this book, I would be greatly confused at how certain characters were able to deduce big details with little information to go on. I do not feel that this particular story could have taken place in the modern day. Certain events that were boggled in the book would have been very different if it involved the same ingredients in the modern world.
I give the book a rating of 4 out of 4 stars. The book kept me engaged the entire time I was reading. It did, sometimes, veer off in unexpected directions and left some questions unanswered. However, I could not put the book down once I got started. I would have liked for the author to include an epilogue telling readers what happened after the final showdown. I feel like we were all left hanging.
I would definitely read the prequel or a sequel to this novel. The book was well written and had a few grammatical errors but it did not in any way detract my attention from the content. I look forward to reading more titles by this author.
The 11.05 Murders
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