Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Chameleon's Shadow (2007)

Even though I usually have a book on reserve to pick up when I go to the library, certain authors can cause me to impulsively grab something I've missed. This time it was British mystery writer Minette Walters The Chameleon's Shadow. As in the Sculptress, protagonist lieutenant Charles Acland is a damaged soul. Having returned from service in Iraq, badly hurt and disfigured, Charles comes under suspicion repeatedly because of his explosive temper. The book jacket refers to the story's "psychological complexity" and "unstoppable suspense". A very satisfying read. (4 out 5)

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