page count - 304
This is a much-beloved series, however, it is the penultimate book and I felt like I jumped in at the wrong place.
Travis McGee is a very likable guy but he came off a bit flat for me. I think it was because McGee was a well established character and the book was written with a fan in mind. It felt like a comfortable place to get reacquainted with an old friend not to be introduced to him.
We were going through a very cold period in Edmonton and I wanted to read a story set in a warm climate. Florida fit the bill perfectly.
The novel was about tracking down a serial killer one who goes as far as being in a close relationship with his victims. I liked the uniqueness of this kind of murderer but I was never taken by the story.
I'd give the book two stars - knowing full-well that I was coming at the series from the back end which was a disadvantage.
I have some other MacDonald novels on my shelf and I'll certainly give them a go. Just not right away.
|John D. MacDonald|