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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
A definite must read!
Even though I didn't read the 1st book, this story stood well on it's own. I loved the ...
Even though I didn't read the 1st book, this story stood well on it's own. I loved the tone the author set and found myself completely immersed in this Maine small town. I really enjoyed Mike Bowditch and found him to be an extremely smart, multi-layered and strong lead character. All of the characters were well developed and became like living and breathing people to me. The story unfolded in a very natural progression and I found myself rapidly flipping the pages at the end to see how this story was going to end. I have to say, this is the first mystery in a VERY long time where I didn't have the end figured out and that is saying something. I thoroughly enjoyed this author's writing style and can't wait to read more of his future books.
posted by The_Book_Goddess on June 11, 2011Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
posted by ppam on September 19, 2011Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 14, 2014
Enjoyable reading for the most part.
However, writer seemed to lose focus toward end of book with an important scene which detracted from the reality of the story. In general, an interesting book with a nice twist.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 10, 2013
Maine Game Warden, Mike Bowditch is just recovering from dealing
Maine Game Warden, Mike Bowditch is just recovering from dealing with his notorious father in THE POACHER'S SON. His girlfriend has decided to give him a second chance to spend more time at home, and to be "safe" in his job. Now negatively labeled as "the poacher's son", he is trying to live down this reputation, but this is difficult as he is once again fighting the current within his area.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Mike was called to the scene of an accident between a driver and a deer, but for some strange reason the girl has left the scene. But did she really leave on her own, as she has been found brutally murdered in one of the Maine coast's "summer cabins"---huge summer homes for the vacationing rich. Her married lover is found in a four wheeler with his throat slit. The authorities want to call this a murder/suicide, but Mike finds the girl's murder eerily like another murder that happened a number of years ago. But since that murder was "solved" , with the perpetrated behind bars, things just don't add up, and Mike just can't leave well enough alone.
Mike is caught between those calling the convicted man innocent, and those who just want to close both cases, and they are not "playing nice". Mike's girlfriend just wants him to consider his safety while investigating a crime that is NOT within the Game Warden's job description.
This book is definitely a thriller, but the play on atmosphere and the definite "Maine dialogue", adds a whole new dimension to the enjoyment of this book. Once again, Paul Doiron has created a book of action so definitely within Maine, that the reader is transported to the seaside with the characters---multiplying the suspense for the reader twofold. Definitely this series will continue to be on my reading list, going right on to the nest book--BAD LITTLE FALLS.
Posted October 24, 2011
Good, but not as good as #1
In this second mystery to feature Mike Bowditch, game warden, Mike is much harder to like than in the first book. At the start and end of the book, he is a sympathetic character, but his motivation for most the book is hard to fathom so he comes across as awfully self-centered. In this book, he is investigating a new murder as well as looking into a past murder, perhaps perpetrated by the same villain, all while he is at home supposedly on leave. In the first book, Bowditch's reason for becoming a game warden make sense, and the effect this had on his and his girlfriend's relationship make sense. He seems to come to some understanding of himself in "The Poacher's Son." In "Trespasser," it appears that he's lost this self-awareness; the reasons he made the choices he made in this outing didn't always make a lot of sense to either himself or the reader. However, Doiron did a great job of evoking the Maine woods and seaside, and the plot line kept my interest.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.