Wednesday, July 30, 2014

2014 book 179

Lori Rader-Day's The Black Hour
Oh man. This started off really strong and was super compelling--it's about a college professor who was shot by a student she didn't even know, and now she's returning to work, and about her new grad assistant--who's way too interested in her case. But about halfway through, just as it's revealing a bunch of clues, it somehow completely bogs down AND gets mildly ridiculous (various dudes are always grabbing the protagonist and "press[ing] his mouth hard to [hers]" out of nowhere). And the grad assistant does things he MUST know are stupid based on the available evidence. And I mean, it's not hard to guess what's going on. I did like how things wrapped up, but this definitely could have been a little shorter. B/B+.

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