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The Strangler by William Landay
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Feb 19, 2012

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I LOVED Defending Jacob and quickly searched out all novels written by Landay. This book is just not as exciting as Defending Jacob. Landay is compared to another Boston writer, Denis Lehane, and rightly so. Defending Jacob hit all the right notes. There is just something a little flat with The Strangler tho. Never really found myself connecting with any of the three main characters here. Unlike Lehane's Mystic River, where the reader is riveted to the page and can smell the streets of Boston, Landay's Boston seems a bit watered down. Hewever, this is a well-written book. Landay can write like a mutha cracker mos def.
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