I like my mysteries easy, smooth, fluffy and cozy, but not exclusively. From time to time, I yearn for something grittier, grimier, slightly rougher and more rugged. This book was the ideal read for that craving. The main character Mitch, who tells the story in the first person, is an excellent observer, capable of conveying the sensation of a situation or a setting in a few chosen words. And he is living in the real world, where things are tough and life more a question of day-to-day survival than pursuit of happiness.
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