Monday, August 10, 2009

The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly

The Scarecrow (2009) is Michael Connelly’s sequel to The Poet (1996), bringing back two major characters whose lives are both professionally and romantically intertwined by serial killers. Reporter Jack McEvoy is now based in L.A. and facing an imminent lay off. Yet his statement opening The Poet, “Death is my beat,” still holds true, and, before the reader knows it, Jack is reunited with FBI agent Rachel Walling. Allusions to the previous novel do not overwhelm the current story, but, while The Poet was excellent and suspenseful, The Scarecrow is merely satisfying.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: McNaughton
1st Floor McNaughton Collection
Review submitted by: Cheryl Highsmith, Coordinator of Electronic Resources & Serials, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Recommended

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