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The Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson
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Dec 22, 2007

did not like it
bookshelves: mystery, teen, thriller, american, 21c
Read in December, 2007

In a small Colorado town, the coroner's daughter starts working as her father's assistant, but a murder case strikes unexpectedly close to home. This forensic mystery wants to be Veronica Mars meets CSI; the combination doesn't quite work, mostly because of the trite characterization and uninspired prose. What makes Veronica Mars work is the title character's hard-won edge; the protagonist here lacks that grit, and it makes all the difference.
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