I read an ARC of this a few weeks ago and, while I couldn’t put it down, I couldn’t explain why I was so disappointed at the end. I am a huge, unabashed, Pelecanos fan. Almost to the point of being obnoxious about it……although some may say I passed that point a long time ago. But this one left me a little cold. I couldn’t figure it out, but I chalked it up to everyone has a book that isn’t as stellar as all the others.
I never considered that the problem with the book could be ME instead of the book. I think that is what happened this time. The book wasn’t what I had expected. Pelecanos has moved on, but I was still in the same place, expecting the same thing he’s done in the past.