Monday, October 3, 2011

Review: The Perfect Suspect (Catherine McLeod #2) by Margaret Coel

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Hardcover; 1 edition (September 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425243486
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425243480

Product Description


A new Catherine McLeod mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of the Wind River mysteries. 

After a candidate for governor is murdered, and his estranged wife is arrested for first-degree homicide, journalist Catherine McLeod receives a call from an anonymous woman claiming she saw the real killer leave the scene of the crime but is afraid to confide in the police. To uncover the truth, Catherine must risk her career-and her life-to find the witness who can identify the candidate's murderer: Detective Ryan Beckman.

About the Author


Margaret Coel is the New York Times bestselling, award winning author of the acclaimed novels featuring Father John O'Malley and Vicky Holden, as well as several works of nonfiction. She is originally a historian by trade and lives in Boulder, Colorado.

My Review

This was the first book in Margaret Coel's Catherine McLeod series that I have read.  It was a good read and a pleasant way to while away a cloudy, cold Sunday afternoon.  There was a good mystery story however the reader knew who the murderer was from the beginning.  I enjoyed the setting of Denver because I really love the city and love being reminded of its neighbourhoods and the surrounding area.  I felt that the few parts that talked about McLeod's newly discovered Arapaho heritage were unnecessary to the plot and were inserted simply to carry on Coel's tradition of writing about native Americans.

A good, fast read.

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