January 24, 2012

Northwest Angle by William Kent Krueger

Cork O'Connor is a detective who just wants to spend a fun and relaxing week with his family, away from his typical adventures, on a houseboat in the Lake of The Woods. And to teach his daughter, Jenny, how important children are by taking her to a small island where Native Americans used to hide their children from destruction.

On the way, disaster hits. Lake of the Woods is hit by a huge storm destroying everything in its path and leaving Jenny and Cork to struggle for survival on this small island. While searching the island for shelter Jenny comes across a cabin with a murdered young woman and a crying baby hidden not far away. And so begins another of Cork's adventures to catch the murderer without being caught himself.

Northwest Angle is the 11th book in the Cork O'Connor series. It is the first I've read in the series and probably won't be the last. Krueger's writing is easy to read while still being deep including numerous insightful comments and moments developing the relationships among his characters.

While this is a book in the Cork O'Connor series and yes another detective thriller, I felt like the supporting characters in this book, specifically his daughter Jenny, made it better than most I've read. I've never known a detective thriller to really leave me guessing and this was no different, but I did still enjoy figuring out the mystery with Cork and his family. Recommended for adults who want an enjoyable thriller without the need to be blown away. 4 stars.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in return for my honest and unbiased opinion.

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  1. I love the Cork O'Connor Series. Krueger has a way of really setting the scene and incorporating the native American aspects of Cork's life. Thanks for the review.

  2. I have to try this series. It sounds like a great read. Thanks for the great review.
    -FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews


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