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The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne
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bookshelves: detective, science

Another novel that just ended. Nothing about what happened following the ending, which was pretty hard to believe as it was. A whole major character just disappears. The statistics, if true, were interesting though sad. The science behind his "discoveries" was interesting as well, if the science is valid. I haven't had time to do any research to see if any of it is even valid. Patterns are my thing, so it might be that it is.

So much of it was far-fetched. I find it hard to believe that all of the cops in Montana are so stupid or corrupt, even the one Theo Cray decided is smart.

It was really easy to figure out who the killer must be -- not exactly an original concept (saw it on "Criminal Minds" not so very long ago). It was a compelling read -- and I'm glad I chose it as my September First book. But after I finished it the plot holes and "science as magic" aspects of it keep bugging me. I will say I was glad to see the Frog in the Pot of Water myth shot down.

So, it was promising. If the second Naturalist book doesn't cost much, I may even give it a shot when it's published. Maybe one of his magic-centered books would be interesting -- but I don't know since I'm not very interested in magic.

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Reading Progress

September 12, 2017 – Started Reading
September 12, 2017 – Shelved
September 16, 2017 – Finished Reading
September 17, 2017 – Shelved as: detective
September 17, 2017 – Shelved as: science

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