Still Life with Crows

Still Life with CrowsLincoln Child and Douglas Preston

I realized that this book is fast becoming a favorite as I have read it 3 times in the last year and a half. While the main character, Agent Pendergast, is part of an ongoing series it is not necessary to have read any of the other titles. Stepping out of the plot line narrative, Pendergast has a “vacation ” in the desolate Kansas farmlands. A small farming town is rocked by a series of serial-killer type murders, each more bizarre than the last. Located 20 miles from the next nearest town, the close-knit citizens of this tiny town slowly come to realize that killer most be local. Child and Preston create some really well fleshed-out and believable characters, including a goth teenager who becomes Pendergasts’s unlikely assistant. A great read to curl up on the couch with on a cold winter afternoon. Be warned, you may be there a long time reading “just one more page. “