It was kind of nice to see Krentz stepping back from her paranormal series. This was a typical mainstream mystery, complete with sociopaths and serial killers. I enjoyed the suspense and mystery of it … right up until the reveal.
It’s tough to review mysteries because so often the problem is with the ending, and I don’t want to spoil it. Without giving anything away, I’ll just say that I didn’t buy the motivations for one murder and one attempted murder at all. Just didn’t believe it was a good enough reason to make someone kill, nor that the person who had done the killings was crazy enough to have done them for the stated reasons. Parts of it were overcomplicated, parts convoluted, and parts of it absolutely obvious from the start.
This is why I read so few mysteries. 🙁
The romance didn’t do anything for me one way or another. More of a hookup than anything else, and with the characters so poorly developed, I didn’t care if they hooked up or not.
Title: River Road
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
Published January 2014