The story-lines in Rosenfelt's books are not what keeps the reader involved. Please know, they are good...but not as good as his ability to build a character. Each person becomes so familiar, that the reader starts to miss them all when the book comes to an end. Whether it is Edna, the game playing non working secretary; Willy, the wrongly convicted man who Andy freed from death row; Hike, his cynical, depressive partner or Laurie, the woman who helps keep him sane (to name a few ), they all feel genuine and ready to join the reader for dinner. Andy's relationship with dogs is also a big part of his stories, and his dog, Tara, has to be the smartest character in the book.
Rosenfelt's plots often seem familiar. His investigative methods and his trial experiences are the same from book to book, but his fans never seem to mind. Why fool around with a sure thing! Sometimes there seems to be a few too many characters, but then again, there are that many more to love. Honestly, even the negative aspects of this series turn out to be positives.
Do yourself a favor and take the time to meet Andy and the crew. I promise they will put a smile on your face.
Publisher - Minotaur Books
Date of Publication - July 22, 2014