Saturday, May 14, 2016

Review: The Last Detective

The Last Detective The Last Detective by Robert Crais
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Although I am not sure what the 'last detective' means, this was a thrilling read from cover to cover. Crais stretches his characters, Cole and Pike especially, to the breaking point. It'll be interesting to see how the events of this book affect the characters going forward. The narrative structure adds to the suspense as well. Crais switches points of view and also from 1st to 3rd person from chapter to chapter.

Crais continues to develop Pike: giving him more backstory and the reader more insight into his internal dialogue. The first few books felt like Spenser and Hawk in LA -- and this isn't a criticism because I love Spenser and Hawk; indeed it's part of what drew me to Cole and Pike--but it is good for Crais to expand and develop his characters in his own way.

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