I knew going in that this episode in the series wasn’t great. I still thought it was better than the previous one but not by all that much.
There were plenty of bullshit moments with regard to just about every aspect of the handling of the two cases and the plot. Lots of eye rolling and mentally yelling at the characters – and sometimes the author – but I held out because the personal aspects of the book held my attention. Even though much of it was predictable. I’m not terribly thrilled that Battles is being set up to be a regular addition to the cast, either.
The narrator didn’t do anything to make me happier. Her accents, particularly the two Italian detectives, were super annoying and everything Battles said made her sound like an insufferable asshole. She she sort of was but the tone wasn’t necessary every damn time she said or thought something.
I think I’ll try reading the next one with my eyes if the same narrator is used.