Monday, July 31, 2017

Review: The Late Show

The Late Show The Late Show by Michael Connelly
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Renee Ballard is a new character in a new (hopefully) series by one of my favourite authors, Michael Connelly. Ballard is a tough cop who is working on the night shift with her partner Jenkins. This is not her choice of assignments because her goal was to become a detective, but due to a sexual harassment case she is being punished.

One night Renee is called to two cases; one where a transgender person has been confined (Renee believes) and a shooting at a nightclub of a waitress. She doesn't want to hand these cases over to the crime division and so she works them during the day and keeps up with her night shift work.

Personally, we don't have a lot to go by with Renee. Her father was a surfer in Hawaii who was lost during a surfing expedition and subsequently her mother abandons her. After a year of being on her own as a young teenager, Renee's grandmother went to find her and take her back to the US. She doesn't seem to actually have a home now and I am hoping that we will learn more about her in the future.

A thoroughly satisfying read and I am looking forward to the next in the series.

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