On t ...more
The protagonist, Meg Gard ...more
Have you ever been going about your daily business and had something happen that at the time seems inconsequential but subsequently turns out to be of great import, even life changing? That's what happens to Meg Gardner. Originally from Missoula, Montana, Meg screwed up and ended up in jail in New Mexico for petty criminal activities. On returning home, she's lucky to get a job where her background doesn't matter. She repossesses cars. And in the course of repossessing a Jeep owned b ...more
I didn't like the excessive smoking of the characters who hardly ever ate, but drank way too much and drove vehicles after ward. Not a good model for heros. The main character was the anti-romantic woman, who was smart enough to solve a murder, but not smart enough to improve her life and work through her stuff.
It didn't help that I listened to an audio v ...more
this book from the beach is set in manitoba at a constant temperature of about 20 below; i presume that's fahrenheit but whatever units it's in i'd class it as pretty damned cold. i loved siler's first book easy money and i don't think this one was quite as good as that first effort. the story isn't as multi faceted and the narrator is more reliable and the overall experience wasn't as engaging or as mind twisting. it was still an interesting book but i found it a bit of a disappointment.