So if you are looking for excitement this is not the book for you. And she can tell a story. In fact, I think this would be great as the first in a series. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. During the interview, El Gato tells Faustino about his teenage years and his entry into soccer. However, he changes his mind and helps El Gato turn his interview into a book. It's a completely mad way to spend your time. Gotta love this series. It is great when the publisher keeps the same narrator throughout the series. In the meantime a body of a young woman is found floating in the local river suicide or Murder? With a contrast of characters, it keeps you engaged and guessing on who done it. It does get better, though, and the second half moved along and was more engaging. I am glad I picked up book three at the library to read this week so I can see where these characters go and what is beyond the Quag. Am I misreading this or is he actually innocent? The women are strong.. Though I understand that David Baldacci writes thriller novels rather than fantasy, some points in this book were poorly thought out and somewhat rushed. Another twisty turny plot from John Lescroart! I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After his being forced to retire, Diz hires Glitsky as his temporary PI. In compliance with FTC guidelines------I received this book free from a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest review. overall amazing book! I thought there was far too much sorcery in this. The story appears to be the usual who-done-it until Katie Chase’s body is found. Weaving together the investigation with Katie’s final months as it barrels toward the truth, The Keeper is a riveting mystery and a searing examination of violence against women and the structures that allow it to continue, marking the debut of an incredible new voice in crime fiction. I've long been a fan of John Lescroart's series featuring San Francisco lawyer Dismas Hardy and Homicide Inspector Abe Glitsky, and so it's always a treat to open a new book in the series. And what a twist.”—Simon Lelic, internationally bestselling author of The New Neighbors“Pacy, absorbing and electric in its detail, The Keeper is compassionately, furiously true. John Lescroart, an author that like Lee Child doesn’t crank out useless books. Then it turns into a story of political corruption or does it? A crime novel featuring Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky on the hunt for clues about a woman who has gone missing. At first information is scarce, the head of the shelter is reluctant to let these two men talk to these emotionally fragile women. Plus the women at the refuge who knew her best contest the general police consensus that there was nothing noteworthy happening that needed a deep dive. There was no down time to this book, and while usually a fast pace is welcome, in The Keeper, it hindered me. I didn’t feel connected or invested in their back stories or their end game. We do not like change. She’s smart, she’ll reach a different generation, she has plenty to say that is political and necessary. Together they face many beasts (too many to understand) and many obstacles. CSI and NCIS style you are left wondering if you should quit your day job and join Dismas team as they bring justice to Hal by uncovering every detail. I didn’t feel connected or invested in their back stories or their end game. Abe a former Lieutenant in the homicide division of the SFPD. I see a lot of missing women on the news where relatives say the women wouldn't have left their children. And as Glitsky probes further, he learns of an incident at the San Francisco jail, where Hal works—only one of many questionable inmate deaths that have taken place there. So I gave this book a 4.9 out of 5 stars. My other issue is how Abe behaves out of character, running down the wrong clues, and later, not even properly arresting a suspect. Like a dog with a bone, Glitsky leaves no rock unturned and opens up more cans of worms that anyone thought possible, putting his own life and honour in jeopardy. great first experience with this author! Buy, Mar 10, 2020 On the evening before Thanksgiving, Hal Chase, a guard in the San Francisco County Jail, drives to the airport to pick up his step-brother for the weekend. Her portraits of the women and their backstories are varied and credible; they made me want to shout out in anger.”—Val McDermid, bestselling author of A Place of Execution“Reading The Keeper is a visceral experience . The woman Katie Chase, wife of a Sheriff Deputy who works at the jail is missing. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published His stories evolve usually around Diz Hardy and Abe Glitzky. This story about domestic violence was equal parts quietly unsettling, horrifying, gruesomely violent, and uncomfortable. I was trying to figure out the story, the plot, what was happening, what had happened, and I couldn't. Refresh and try again. Welcome back. (Page 367). I would have liked the book better, but I found Jane Vega's and Delph's personalities too schizophrenic: brave and loyal when necessary, but always lacking in self-confidence. Glitsky has been pushed out of his place in the Dept. Abe Glitsky, former head of homicide, is the main character. I love the friendship between Diz and Glitsky, and this book focused more on Glitsky, which was an interesting change. It's been a while since I picked up a Lescroart "Dismas Hardy" legal thriller and within the first 10 pages, I realized what I had been missing. A hard hitting read about all forms of abuse. with a voice of her own.”—Jeanette Winterson, bestselling author of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and Written on the Body“Jessica Moor marshals her material cleverly. Humane, compelling, and … He also brings the owners of the team, Mr. and Mrs. DaSilva to the games. When Katie Straw's body is recovered from the river, close to a well known suicide spot, it is deemed by the police to be a straightforward case of suicide. It was boring, the flow was choppy, the main character seemed much less mature than she did in the first book. El Gato's mentor was a mysterious man referred to 'The Keeper' and nothing more. El Gato is actually just a nickname. They persuade DS Whitworth and DC Brook to investigate further. Vega Jane was always told no one could leave the town of Wormwood. When El Gato tells Faustino that he is coached by a ghost known to El Gato as "the Keeper," Faustino thinks El Gato is lying to him. Refresh and try again. How can it be called a legal thriller? She lives in… More about Jessica Moor, “Jessica Moor is a new young writer I believe in. When Katie Shaw's body is pulled from the water, the police or sent to investigate. From New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart, a riveting novel featuring Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky on the hunt for clues about a woman who has gone missing.. On the evening before Thanksgiving, Hal Chase, a guard in the San Francisco County Jail, drives to the airport to pick up his step-brother for the weekend. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Mar 10, 2020 But the women at the refuge where Katie worked think differently. Very enjoyable read! We’d love your help. . & actually I’d love to follow up with a few of them.. Very well done for what it is, just not a thriller. He sits at home reading until his friend Dismas Hardy, a defense attorney has him do some investigation for him on a new case of a missing woman. Another important read in 2020, this one focusing on domestic violence and emotional abuse. Dismas brings a retired investigator Abe to uncover other suspects and ends up uncovering more than a murder. . Writing is a form of licensed madness. It’s time to turn your attention to something dark and twisty, to a story (or two or three) so engaging, the pages just fly by. I read the last chapters with my hand clapped over my mouth.”—Flynn Berry, author of A Double Life “The Keeper is wickedly paced and utterly chilling, making space for the interior lives of its victims and their gradually shrinking worlds, all the while exposing the failures of the systems that are supposed to protect them. Like other readers, I went through bouts of anger and not the type that invoked such emotion that I was intertwined with the plot, the anger was f. Keeper was one of those books that had the premise of being outstanding, but it didn’t work for me for several different reasons. They want to sign El Gato for a two-year contract and give him 10,000 dollars. I can't wait to reading the 3rd book the the Vega Jane series. I'm guessing we haven't seen the last of Burt Cushing in this series. In the last book of the series Lt. Abe Glitsky’s had been forced to retire from his job as Chief of SFPD homicide department. Editor's Picks: Science Fiction & Fantasy, 3 Harlan Coben Novels: Promise Me, No Second Chance, Just One Look, Discover Book Picks from the CEO of Penguin Random House US. I read 150 novels a year, but never fantasy books. I didn’t feel connected or invested in their back stories or their end game. We do not like it when others who do not look or think like us come along and try and change things. When El Gato tells Faustino that he is coached by a ghost known to El Gato as "the Keeper," Faustino thinks El Gato is lying to him. When Katie Chase goes missing, all eyes turn to her husband, Hal, as having something to do with the disappearance. They persuade DS Whitworth and DC Brook to investigate further. And even in the big solve, where Abe stands front and center, I didn't feel it was genuine.