Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Murder in Winnebago County by Christine Husom
I'm pretty excited to meet the author of Murder in Winnebago County tonight!
Winnebago County is a fictional Minnesota County. I appreciate Minnesota authors and the vivid local settings the more I read them. Christine's story could be set just down the street, if I lived in a more rural area.
Murder in Winnebago County is a tale of revenge, madness and the sort of ugly secrets so many people apparently carry just beneath the surface of their busy lives.
Anyone who likes police procedurals will enjoy the book, you feel like you're right there with officer Corrine. Though not a detective she has the instincts, logic and an incredibly keen eye for human nature and character. As the series progresses, if she makes investigator, look out bad guys.
I loved the backstory for the main character, she is so well fleshed out, and her family and friends are not stock characters, but they sound as if she is lovingly describing people she knows.
The next two books in the series are Buried in Wolf Lake and An Altar by the River. I hoping to snap up copies of those tonight.
A romance note: pick Smoke, dump slimy Nick.