Wednesday, October 6, 2010
On My Nightstand - The Incumbent by Alton Gansky
Throw in an old boyfriend, a not-so-friendly chief of police, and a handsome detective, and you have the makings of a mystery that challenged my mind.
The author did an excellent job with his characters. Madison came to life from page one with her feisty, but kind, personality. My heart broke as I learned about her life and the awful loss she suffered. Keep the Kleenex handy. I needed it several times.
Alton Gansky is a name I've heard in writer's circles for years. I'm glad I finally got around to reading one of his books. While this book is the first of a series, it is a stand-alone novel with a satisfying ending.
Question for You: Do you like mysteries? What do you think of male authors writing female protagonists and vice versa? I'd like to know.