A Journey to the Heart of Making - David Esterly
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Fall from Grace
A promising debut novel introducing formerly down and out reporter Leo Desrochers at an Edmonton has him inadvertently thrust into solving the murder of an aboriginal prostitute whose body is found abandoned in a field outside the city. Leo battles gambling addiction demons, tries to re-establish a connection with his children, and begins to acknowledge the Cree side of his heritage during the novel. The middle of the novel drags a bit and the solving of the crime seems a bit sudden... but Leo is a great character and I am chalking those negatives up to Arthurson being a first-timer in the mystery game. Looking forward to reading the second in the series.