Thursday, August 8, 2013
Still a Mystery, To Me
Having enjoyed William Kent Krueger's most recent novel, Ordinary Grace, I decided to try his very first book, Iron Lake, which is the first of many in a series that centers around retired sheriff Cork O'Connor. Set in the blistering cold and wind of Minnesota, Iron Lake is a tale of love, deception, and more. Ultimately, yes, it was a page-turner, but I discovered by the end that I didn't care much about how the mystery unraveled. I think I am learning that I am much more a fan of novels that really center around character development and dialogue, and less around plot and intrigue. This is probably considered a good mystery among mysteries. For me, it was enjoyable in the moment but not memorable or one I will ponder at all.