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Tonight I Said Goodbye by Michael Koryta
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Jul 17, 11

bookshelves: own, crime, private_detective, read_2011
Read from July 14 to 18, 2011 — I own a copy

A private investigator has taken his own life and his wife and daughter are missing. Enter Lincoln Perry and Joe Pritchard, hired by the deceased father, John Weston to determine if his son’s death was a result of suicide or something more sinister and to locate his missing daughter in law and grandchild. As the story unravelled new plot elements were introduced constantly changing the landscape and focus of the investigation – a great way to keep the reader guessing – I didn’t know who the bad guys were: the Russian mobsters, the deceased P.I’s former partner Kinkaid, the FBI, or a real estate tycoon? Just when I thought I figured it out Koryta threw a curve ball and kept me second guessing. While the missing daughter in law, Julie Weston is quickly discovered – the disappearance angle itself and reasons for it remain paramount to the core plot. Julie Weston is probably the most interesting character of the book shrouded in mystery and lathered in echoes of deceit, a pure joy to read. The bit players also left quite an impression, with the Russian mobs’ inner disputes between top level powerbrokers demanding further exploration (Thor, most notably). All in all, ‘Tonight I Said Goodbye’ is a solid start to the Lincoln Perry P.I series – a traditional whodunit with a smattering of the police procedural formula. 3 stars.
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07/14/2011 page 50
17.0% "whilst marketed as a P.I series, it reads far more like a traditional police procedural to date."
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