22-01-11

The Front (short review)

Massachusetts State Investigator Win Garano is given one of his most challenging cases yet when he is asked to investigate the death of a young British woman murdered more than forty years ago. Assumed to be a victim of the Boston Strangler, blind Janie Brolin was raped and left for dead in 1962. With no DNA and sketchy police records, this is a case that will test Garano to his limits. It will take him on a journey through the archives, into the latest innovations in forensic technology, and into partnership with senior officers at London's New Scotland Yard. And as Garano unearths deadly secrets from the past, his hard-nosed boss Monique Lamont is putting both their lives in jeopardy with her lust for power and success. With past and present colliding, the tension mounts with every page... (blurb)

I must say I expected a little more when I started this book. I heard so many good things about Patricia Cornwell's books, but I was disappointed by this one. The story isn't bad but it just isn't written well. The characters are quite dull. I didn't like or dislike them, I just had no connection to the characters at all.
Ok real short: Detective is given the impossible task to solve a cold case just because his boss wants to make a name for herself, has to work with someone who doesn't want to help him because she works on another case, detective wants to help her and this gives an interesting plot to the story.
Seriously I liked the story and the plot. But there are too many things happening in this 176 page book. The characters are not well developed and the events aren't worked out well, it's just one thing happing after the other.

My rating: 2/5