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Slow Recoil: A Charlie McKelvey Mystery (Charlie McKelvey Mystery #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  15 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Some bullets take years to find their mark... Former Toronto Detective Charlie McKelvey is puttering through the first year of his forced retirement. His tedious life is torn wide open when a friend enlists his help in locating a recent Bosnian immigrant who has simply disappeared without a trace. Her teacher and recent lover, Tim Fielding, suspects foul play. At first hes ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Napolean and Co (first published January 1st 2010)
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Mikebee
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Of the three books in this series, this is my favourite. The depth of characters was well done, especially the internal reflections and viewpoints of the protagonist. The travelogue exposition in the other books was less, which made the story flow effortlessly. Great pacing and description.
I hope that there are more books to come from Mr. Forrest.
Philip
Aug 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A pretty good read that I found very different from the first book in the series "The Weight Of Stones" I found this book "Slow Recoil" to be very much more enjoyable reading! I found that I liked Charlie a lot more in this book than in the first although there were still enough of his dark and depressing thoughts to remind me of his position and problems but in this case they didn't overwhelm the story as they did in the first half of book one. This book has a very good main storyline and some ...more
Nadine Doolittle
Jul 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm putting it out there. Maybe it's the wine talking, Friday night, and my brain is burnt out from writing all day ... but I checked out CB Forrest's follow up to the incredible Weight of Stones ... and here goes: 1)this man can write. 2) 99.9% of the time I don't read this genre because no one knows how to do it right. Forrest does. 3) I have a low boredom threshold. Forrest does not bore me. 4) I'm such a picky reader, I can't even be bothered to review sometimes because my own negativity get ...more
Caroline Ingvaldsen
Jul 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Second in the Charlie McKelvey police procedural series: a grimly engaging story of crime, war and revenge.
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C.B. Forrest is a Canadian mystery writer, general fiction writer and poet. C. B. Forrest began his career in Journalism and now works in Communications and Marketing. In 1998, he studied under the author and poet B.W. Powe as a student of the Humber School for Writers. He lives in Ottawa with his wife and daughter.

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* Charlie McKelvey Mystery
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Charlie McKelvey Mystery (3 books)
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