A Touch of Panic (Karl Alberg #6)
Edgar-winning author L. R. Wright, often likened by the critics to Ruth Rendell and P. D. James, gives us an intricate and suspenseful novel of private lives and several kinds of thievery, set in magnificent British Columbia. Gordon Murphy has been searching for ten years - since his fortieth birthday - for the perfect woman. Four times he thought he had found her. Four ti...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Penguin Books
(first published 1994)
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I really liked this book. A previous novel by ML Wright, 'The Suspect', won prizes in 1985, but I liked this one much better. Same main characters. Same setting. This one really moved, though. There was all sorts of activity going on, and it was all fun and interesting. An old man from the nursing home was convinced that the police station owed him 40 years of back rent. A girl from Vancouver came to find her shiftless husband who had taken their children, and she moved into the home of the fema...more
I always enjoy L.R. Wright. Her characters are just that: characters, often with a sense of humour, but without ridicule. This is a story of Karl Alberg, the head Mountie in Sechelt, B.C., and his love, Cassandra, who is being stalked by a very strange man from Vancouver. Interwoven are other "little" stories of the cabdriver who takes in the woman who has come to look for her children, the disappeared drug dealer, the abused boy who becomes a thief who takes things of little value, the wife who...more
What a wonderful and different mystery book. Much better than The Suspect by L. R. Wright. This one was fun to read, read easily, and moved quickly. Multiplicity of characters that caused me to lose track every once in a while. I had to stop and regroup about 4 times while reading. The characters were all interesting even the minor ones. There were no throwaway ones in the story. All were important to the flow of the story. Had 3 or 4 crimes being investigated at one time. Had two social problem...more
This is one of several books by L. R. Wright,set in British Columbia town of Sechelt. It's main characters, Cassandra Mitchell and Karl Alberg are also in a few of Wright's other novels. Suspense is subtle; characters likeable, scenery beautifully described. Easy but not boring read. Highly recommend.
Jun 02, 2011 Odetta rated it 1 of 5 stars Recommends it for: no one
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Didn't like the beginning & didn't listen to it all the way through. I live alone & I don't need things scaring me like someone climbing through the windows.