Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Review: Blood Bayou by Karen Young

I received Blood Bayou by Karen Young from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program. I have not read any other of Karen Young's books but after reading Blood Bayou, I plan on searching them out. It was a unique twist on the 'clear the clueless fellow' plot - and a rather good one! There are a significant number of potential bad guys, a few good yet tarnished folks and a very interesting dead gal. The characters are quite well-defined and interesting, their interactions fun to participate in.

My only drawback, and thus the 4 instead of a 5 rating is that I figured out the 'whodunit' rather early in the book. I'm not sure why because it definitely wasn't obvious, but I would have prefered to be guessing until over halfway through. Even with that, though, I thoroughly enjoyed the book and definitely recommend it to mystery lovers!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

3 comments:

bermudaonion said...

This sounds like a good one. Sometimes when the whodunit isn't revealed until the very end of the book, I feel like it was a stretch - that there weren't enough clues in the story to come to that conclusion. I hope that makes sense.

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Marie said...

sounds like a fun one for maybe someone who doesn't read a lot of mysteries, but a fun one none the less. thanks for the great review!