The Late Show
October 02, 2017
This author has many books in our Mystery Section, so when I saw The Late Show was introducing a new Detective--Renee Ballard, I decided it was a good time to give him a try. The Late Show refers to the night shift and Renee is stuck there because of past trouble between her and another cop. On the "Late Show" shift she responds to calls but then turns the case over to the day shift. For me the story started a bit slow. I am a novice in what I think of as "cop stories/mysteries" and I didn't expect so much police lingo and procedure. As a character Renee seems tough and strong, smart and creative. She does bend the truth just a bit to get things to go her way. The book doesn't seem action packed, although there are two mysteries running through it. It was easy to follow and I didn't have to go back to re-read anything because I didn't understand. Will I read another one? Not right away, but I do expect this book to be in high demand at the library.