17 December 2010

Review: NEGATIVE IMAGE, Vicki Delany

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 345 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press (September 8, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • Source: I bought it.
Blurb

What would you do if you believe the person you trust most in the world has betrayed you? What would you do if you discover that the person you trust most in the world believes you capable of betrayal? 

A famous photographer arrives in Trafalgar to do a feature on mountain tourism, but also to re-connect with the woman who left him twenty-five years ago to marry another man. Today she just happens to be married to Trafalgar City Police Sergeant John Winters.
The photographer is found dead in his luxury hotel room, shot once in the back of the head, and suspicion falls upon Eliza Winters. John Winters slowly comes to realize that he doesn’t know the woman to whom he has been married for twenty-five years as well as he thought he did.
Unable to help the Sergeant, Constable Molly Smith has her own troubles: a series of B&Es has the peaceful town in an uproar, her overprotective Mountie boyfriend is fighting with her colleagues, and a vengeful stalker is watching her every move. When tragedy strikes at the heart of her own family, Molly can’t even turn to her mother, Lucky, for help.

My take
I've read three of Vicki Delany's Molly Smith series now and this, #4, is the best.
Molly has developed well as a policewoman, and she really comes alive on the page. The plot has some good strands that all come together nicely.The setting in the small Canadian town feels realistic and Delany has really fleshed the town dynamics out well. It is worth trying to track down some of the earlier titles in the series.

My rating: 4.5


Review on Reactions to Reading 
Review by Joan Barfoot who says "It's a crime not to read Vicki Delany.... one of Canada's best crime fiction writers."

Read the first chapter:  click here
Read the second chapter: click here

I read NEGATIVE IMAGE as part of the Canadian Reading Challenge

My other reviews:
VALLEY OF THE LOST
WINTER OF SECRETS

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Kerrie - Glad you liked this one so well. I like it, too, when characters are allowed to develop over time and they seem to mature.

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