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Book Review: The Chicago Way by Michael HarveyWednesday, May 18, 2016
I bought this book several months ago because it looked interesting, and I finally read it recently (in just a couple of days). It was...
I bought this book several months ago because it looked interesting, and I finally read it recently (in just a couple of days). It was a really intriguing read, and I got through it really quickly.
The Chicago Way by Michael Harvey is a crime thriller following private investigator and former police officer Michael Kelley. At the start of the novel, his former partner (John Gibbons) asks for his help in a 10-year old rape case. The next night, Gibbons ends up murdered. The novel is a search for Gibbon's murderer and whether or not it's connected to old case.
I wasn't convinced within the first two chapters that I was going to like the book. It seemed like a corny cop show (like CSI: Miami) and I didn't quite know if I was going to enjoy reading it or not. I ended up getting pulled in and could hardly put it down. I just couldn't figure out the story, no matter how I tried, and even if I could, there was a twist on top of the twist! I enjoyed the story and was able to get through it easily, but I'm not sure it was my "usual" type of read. It definitely seemed like something my mom would be in to.
The story wrapped up very nicely, so when I went to "finish" the book on Goodreads, I saw that it's part of a series of "Michael Kelly" novels. There are five altogether, which I'm interested in reading, but I'm just not dying to read. If I see the novels out and about at a yard sale or thrift store, I may pick them up, but I won't be specifically looking to buy them.
Have you read the Michael Kelly novels? What are your thoughts?