~ Michael Connelly, The Poet
For the month of November, I’d like to give thanks to some of my favorite books. Key word being some because unfortunately there isn’t enough days to honor all the books I love. So I’ve issued myself the challenge to do thirty days of thanks for books… and today I am thankful for…
Day 21 – The Poet by Michael Connelly
The Poet was Michael Connelly’s “second chance book” because I did not like his first. And when I read the description of this book I still felt iffy. A serial killer is targeting haunted homicide cops who never solved a murder case. And the only thing to go on is his calling card; a quotation of Edgar Allen Poe. Now a crime beat reporter, Jack McEvoy, is covering the story, but it’s one he doesn’t want because it hits too close to home. My first thought was a reporter investigating really… and parts of it do feel like a stretch… but the story is so interesting you can overlook them. Which makes me thankful I gave Connelly a second chance because he’s catapulted to one of my favorite authors. And more importantly, I’m thankful I read this book because it inspired part of my first novel, that should be published next year. Fingers crossed!