Hyperion, 2008 (2008)
Hardcover, Audio, CD
Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
omicide Detective Jane Bunker - last met in
- gives up her position in Miami and heads for Green Haven, Maine for what she believes will be a more gentle pace of life. She becomes a marine insurance investigator as well as Deputy Sheriff. Ahh, for the quiet life, dealing with maybe a few pinched lobsters or a speeding ticket or two.
ane has a rude awakening when a young man dies of a heroin overdose, and another is brought up from the depths impaled on a bait iron. A Native American lectures Jane on his tribe's history from day one, and she meets someone she would like to get to know better.
inda Greenlaw - author of
, along with the non-fiction and highly acclaimed
The Hungry Ocean
All Fisherman Are Liars
The Lobster Chronicles
, and co-author of
Recipes from a Very Small Island
- surely does know of what she writes. Her understanding of all things maritime is awesome as is her perception of Down Easters. She has created wonderful characters who pepper the pages with their own slant on life. And let us not forget the Vickersons who are writing an all mussel cookbook!
hen there is the suspense as Jane bustles back and forth between Green Haven and another wee Maine fishing village. Greenlaw builds the anticipation page by page while she lets us view Jane's life from a safer distance.
is a good read and one that would be welcome on any beach this summer.
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