Sunday, July 05, 2015

2015 book 160

Julia Dahl's Run You Down
The sequel to Dahl's excellent Invisible City is more of the same, which is great! After the events of the first book, reporter Rebekah is well-known to the Haredi population of New York, so when a young man's wife dies in what he considers suspicious circumstances, he gets in touch, asking her to investigate. This is all interspersed with the story of Aviva, Rebekah's mysterious mother. As the two stories start to intersect, a LOTTTTTT of suspension of disbelief is required, but it's all still really well-crafted and interesting. I was also fairly stressed out by some of the stuff in the second half as a bunch of neo-Nazis are introduced, but I /am/ Jewish, so that may not be the case for some readers. I really hope this series keeps on going, and not just because it appeals to my specific interests. :) A-/B+.

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book is available now.

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