Monday, May 16, 2016
28. Hard Light - Elizabeth Hand
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2016, Minotaur Books
Goodreads rating: 4.17
My rating: 5
Setting: Contemporary England - half London, half the moors
First line/s: "A stolen passport will only get you so far. In my case, that was through Customs and Immigration at Heathrow, where I stood in the line for EU travelers, praying I wouldn't have to fake a Swedish accent as an impassive official ran a check on my documentation."
My comments: I read the second book in this series because Ms. Hand is a Maine author, one of my go-to choices. Then I read the first, which is set in Maine (yay!). When I saw this , the third in the series, on the shelf at the library, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.
I really enjoyed this book. A lot. Couldn't wait to finish it. Maybe I'm not quite as shocked about Cass Neary's failings and downfalls (klepto, druggie, alkie), a bit enamored with her deep-down humanity and amount of knowledge of the world and its history, and in agreement with some of her "who cares" attitude about people and situations.
This was a great story - half taking place in a cold, wintery contemporary London and the other half taking place out on the stormy English moors. Good mystery, great characterization, a really interesting delve into the underground music and film-making life of the 60s and how poorly it's all aged. More Cass Neary will be appreciated. She's really grown on me.