The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly

The Scarecrow by Michael ConnellyI do enjoy reading Michael Connelly’s novels and it will be a sad day when I finally catch-up to Connelly’s newest release. I have got a ways to go. In the meantime I finished reading Connelly’s The Scarecrow.

Jack McEvoy, who appeared as a main character in The Poet is a police reporter for the Los Angeles Time. The book open with McEvoy being laid off. In great capitalistic form, McEvoy even gets to train his younger and cheaper replacement.

The novel is told from two points of view: McEvoy and the criminal, Wesley Carver aka The Scarecrow. Carver, who runs a server farm, has a very peculiar taste in women as well as a partner. Carver and McEvoy’s worlds collide, and without giving anything away with the plot, Connelly does another wonderful job. Connelly has the ability to effectively keep the reader guessing, always changing things up, and always surprising the reader.

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