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Posted July 16, 2012
The suburban New Jersey apartment complex in Jacqueline Seewald's The Drowning Pool at first seems an unlikely setting for murder. However, once we're introduced to the tenants and get a glimpse into their relationships, we're surprised that Richard Bradshaw, who was bludgeoned, stabbed and then tossed into the pool at La Reine Gardens, managed to live to the ripe old age of thirty-five.
It turns out Bradshaw was an unscrupulous womanizer with enough enemies to make the case intriguing for readers and a challenge even for a smart police lieutenant like Mike Gardner. Gardner is assisted by Detective Bert St. Croix, a strong woman with a dark secret, as well as by the subtle extrasensory powers of his girlfriend Kim Reynolds.
Gardner, a sensitive cop who bucks a corrupt political system (we're in New Jersey, after all) while raising two kids on his own, is an appealing protagonist. He and his daughters, including a teenager who is not a brat, which makes for a nice change, and Kim are the kinds of people you enjoy hanging with while trying to figure out who done it.
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Posted May 8, 2012
The Drowning Pool by Jacqueline Seewald received an excellent review from Booklist which should be included here as it was with the hardcover edition of the novel. This is an outstanding mystery novel which features three unique detectives who work together as well as individually to solve several murders. This is the second book in the series and noteworthy.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 22, 2012
I thought this book was some what disjointed. The main character was supposed to be Kim Reynolds but she was only a minor player in the book. MIke's partner Bert seemed to be the star of this one. Kim came off as somewhat immature and silly. Mike's and Kim's psychic ablilities were basically nonexistant. I doubt that the author knows much about law enforcement as those aspects of the book were totally off. I am a huge mystery fan but this one ended and then ended again and left you with a feeling of dissatisfaction.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.