Book review: The Dark Room by Jonathan Moore

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Permalink

I made certain assumptions as I read this book. Assumptions which – now I’ve had time to ponder them and actually check – don’t seem to be the case.

When we meet homicide detective Gavin Cain, for example, he’s concerned about his girlfriend Lucy, who he met in a previous case, and he’s assisted by a computer specialist he met during that case. We eventually learn it involved a school shooting and Lucy was a key witness… something that’s (understandably) impacted her psychological health. I was intrigued. “I’ll have to read the previous book in the series,” I thought.

And yet… when I later sought information, it seems Moore’s previous book The Poison Artist doesn’t seem to have involved Cain. At all. Hashtag: am confused.

three-half-stars