Mystery

Book Review – Fair Warning by Michael Connelly #20booksofsummer20

Book Details
Genre: Mystery
Series: Jack McEvoy, #3
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: 5/26/2020
Pages: 399

Goodreads Synopsis –

Veteran reporter Jack McEvoy has taken down killers before, but when a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way, McEvoy realizes he might be facing a criminal mind unlike any he’s ever encountered.

McEvoy investigates—against the warnings of the police and his own editor—and makes a shocking discovery that connects the crime to other mysterious deaths across the country. But his inquiry hits a snag when he himself becomes a suspect.

As he races to clear his name, McEvoy’s findings point to a serial killer working under the radar of law enforcement for years, and using personal data shared by the victims themselves to select and hunt his targets.

My Opinion –

Fair Warning is book three in the Jack McEvoy series. It has been so long since a book has been added to this series I couldn’t remember much about Jack. I remembered he was a reporter, but that was about it, so I was looking forward to getting reacquainted with him.

This book reads well as a standalone, but it did refer to The Scarecrow from time to time, which is book two in the series. Part-way in I finally decided to pop open Goodreads and refresh my memory about what happened in The Scarecrow. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that I never read it, no wonder I couldn’t recall what happened. I thought I had read every Connelly book ever written and now I need to go back and rectify that!

I thought it would be fun to try the audio version of this book and I’m glad I did! Jack is still a journalist, just as I had suspected he would be. He finds himself in a very sticky situation when he is a suspect in a murder and all he can see is the story that needs to be investigated. Conflict of interest or not, he is determined to get his story.

I’m glad Connelly decided to dust off one of his older characters, but Harry Bosch has been and always will be my favorite!

*Book 2/20 in the 20 Books of Summer reading challenge.

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