Connelly is an Edgar Award winner (an award for great mysteries that is named after Edgar Allen Poe, the creator of they mystery genre) and, for me, that is usually a great recommendation as an author.
|Michael Connelly. Photo by Mark Coggins|
This really is a well-written book. The first 100 pages are slow and wallowing in self-reflection and insecurity, as is appropriate for those left behind in the wake of a suicide. Once McEvoy finds the clues leading to a different conclusion, the book picks up in pace until it races along. The ending is full of cliffhangers and I was surprised.
I rate this book 5 stars out of 5 and it can be found on Amazon.com here: The Poet by Michael Connelly.
Reviewed in 2004.