Friday, August 20, 2010

Bad Boy by Peter Robinson [Review]

 2.5 out of 5 Robots!
Bad Boy
Author: Peter Robinson
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Release Date: August 24, 2010
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN-10: 0061362956
ISBN-13: 978-0061362958
My Copy: Publisher
Reviewer: Dewey 

Review: When a gun is found in the house of Juliet Doyle, the mere possession of the weapon being a very serious offense, she seeks help and guidance from her long-time friend and former neighbor DCI Alan Banks. Unfortunately for her, he is on a much-needed holiday in America. DI Annie Cabbot steps in to help Banks’ friend and is left with little choice but to follow necessary police procedures to retrieve the weapon safely.  When a simple mission turns to disaster it starts a horrible chain of events that ultimately puts his own daughter's life in danger.

DCI Banks finds himself thrown from a relaxing vacation into a desperate search to find not only his daughter but the men responsible for the crimes that have collectively brought about the wild turn of events. Though he is relentless in his pursuit of the answers, he can’t help wondering how his daughter even became involved with these “bad-boy” characters and how much affect his strained relationship with her may be at fault for it.

I feel that it may have been to my disadvantage that I have not read the prior books in this series. There was a disconnect I felt with both the story and the characters. The story did not draw me in and it felt slow moving even though the events unfolded quickly enough. I found myself becoming somewhat attracted to the story at the most climatic parts, but then as it drifted between the various stories, it lost its luster.  Based on other reviews of past novels in this series I can only assume that I have missed out on something that other readers have found drawing in this series.

I don't recommend this as a stand alone novel, but if you're interested- make sure you read all the other books in this series first. This would be a great novel for those that are Robinson fans and look for suspense more than depth in their mystery/thrillers.


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