Released last week!
Thanks to Minotaur Books for the free advanced copy in exchange for my honest review
ALMOST MIDNIGHT – Paul Doiron (out now!)
This was my second outing with Doiron – you can see my review for his other book, STAY HIDDEN, here!
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!
This is book ten in the Mike Bowditch series, but this can definitely be read as a standalone. I started the series last year with STAY HIDDEN and I absolutely loved it. One thing I really liked about that book and this one is that it is a mystery and crime fiction novel but there’s a good balance between character study and the plot. It has a slower pacing, but nothing that drags, so it’s good to go into this series knowing that it’s more mystery and suspense than crazy thriller!
We’re back with Maine Warden Investigator Mike Bowditch. In this installment in the series we have a few different plot lines. The mystery at hand – finding the personal that mortally shot the last remaining wild wolf with a bow. His longtime friend being released from prison after saving a female guard from a stabbing. Then of course his rocky relationship with Dani.Is there a bigger conspiracy at hand with the stabbing? Will he be able to track down the hunter that killed Shadow?
The relationships between the characters and their dialogue felt really authentic. Doiron introduces the characters enough for the new readers to the series to get to know them without bogging down the story. We’re also introduced to a variety of new and unique characters that Bowditch crosses paths with in his investigation. Doiron also sets the scene perfectly, it’s like you’re actually in the woods of Maine helping track down the archer that killed Shadow. I’ll continue to pick up this series and I still need to go back and start from the beginning with Bowditch!