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Posted August 12, 2012
I brought this one solely based on the cool title. It sounded like a fun book, though I ended up being disappointed. Mallory Cane is a lawyer who was murdered and then resurrected as a zombie. Now she's going human brain free, mostly, and still practicing law. She gets a case of a werewolf who has lost custody of his children, and that largely takes up the first part of the book. Meanwhile, the sheriff of Los Angeles is inexplicably threatening to run Mallory out of town. He shows up at her office and pulls a gun on her. She kills him -- ergo the title of the book -- and goes on trial for his murder, and that of a deputy she did not kill. Before the trial ends, an earthquake happens, with the coming of the apocalypse.
The story ended up feeling unfocused. The book's only about 225 pages, and each of the above pieces felt like separate stories that weren't connected to each other, and there were pieces that got into the story like Mary that didn't go anywhere. But the thing that bugged me the most was the sheriff's motivation for trying to kill Mallory. I'm guessing the reason was because she spoke out at a rally against the mayor -- but honestly, by that standard, the sheriff should have been running out the op-ed columnists at the L.A. Times and the Daily News as well.
It sounded like such a fun idea, but it just didn't work.
Posted November 16, 2012
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