Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Author: William Kent Krueger
Genre: Mystery, Cork O'Connor Series #4
Published: 2004
Personal Rating: 3.75/5 (good +)
Format: Audiobook
Yearly Count: 15

Cork O'Connor is an ex-Sheriff of a small town in Minnesota. He gets involved in a case regarding a teenaged girl gone missing on New Year's Eve.

Throwing caution to the wind (and going with what was available), I decided to finally give this series by Krueger a try. I have 3 hardcovers on my TBR shelf and a few audiobooks in iTunes, and this was the closest to the beginning. I've already given myself permission to read series out of order (sense of freedom comes with that), but I would have liked to have started closer to #1.

While I am glad to have finally met Cork and his family, I admit that I am a little disappointed in him. His personality didn't stand out or bring any spark to the story. :( Following leads with him to dead ends or proceeding forward with new information was very realistic, so I did like the plot - minus the religion.  I just hope when I meet up with him again, I grow to actually like him.  Right now, he's just blasé. 


  1. I read series out of order too - there are just too many of them. I hope this one grows on you.

    1. Bermudaonion ~ I decided quite some time ago that I would miss out on some great books if I made myself start at the beginning. I prefer to start at #1, but I'm not going to let it eat me alive if I don't.

  2. I have never heard of this series!! I do hope that the character surprises you with the next book!

    1. Staci ~ He has written 11 in this series and 1 standalone. I was intrigued when I first heard of him in my first year of blogging. It's been almost 6 years, but I finally got to one of his books. Even just drinking a cup of coffee may perk the guy up! :)


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