Founding Fathers reading.
THE MIDNIGHT ROOM is the fifth Ed Gorman book I've read. I'm breaking my rule in reading so many books by one writer, but I swear, no two of them are alike.
There is one commonality though; everyone of them pulls you into the story like a Kansas tornado. Most books today require patience in permeating the story. The first chapter often seems like a warmup. Not in Gorman's. You are involved in the story from page one. I think knowing where to start a story is a great gift and he does.
I got a bit nervous when I realized this one was about a serial killer. And a missing child. And about a gory package that arrives in the mail. But trust Gorman to turn your idea about what this book is about on its head and write a book about two brothers and the people in their lives. Both men are police officers and both get involved with this case.
The brothers are complex characters with a lot of baggage and trying to solve this case will try their very fiber. These two central plots circle each other warily. We get to know a lot of characters well in this book. But this is also a novel where things happen.
I was waiting to read another book about the political consultant from SLEEPING DOGS but this one was a real treat in the meantime. MIDNIGHT ROOM is out in two weeks from Leisure Books. You won't be disappointed. As usual.