The Midnight Lock Book Review
|Title:||The Midnight Lock|
|Published:||November 30, 2021, G B Putnam|
|No. of Pages:||445|
|Cover Price:||$28.00 Hardcover, $14.99 Kindle|
Fans of Jeffery Deaver (and what thriller aficionado in their right mind isn’t) will be excited at the release of the 15th installment in the bestselling Lincoln Rhyme series, The Midnight Lock. Several women who have influence on the internet are waking to find that someone has come into their homes and moved things around and watched them sleep. These women have so-called impenetrable locks for protection, and authorities have no idea how this person has gotten into their homes. It has scared them enough that they have found other places to live and it has ruined their lives. Lincoln Rhyme is investigating with his wife, Amelia Sachs and the regular team. Unfortunately, there are political goings on and Lincoln and his team are fired from the job and it is given to the incompetent police forensics department, who obviously can’t solve the crime. Amelia, et al, find some ways around it, and continue to investigate this case as well as a murder and other nefarious incidents related to the case.
Deaver is a master storyteller as well as character developer, and it is evident in the fact that all of his Lincoln Rhyme novels are bestsellers and keep fans on the edge of their seats. His imagination is amazing – no regular person could think these plots up – and he never seems to falter. Although some of the Lincoln Rhyme novels are better than others, and this isn’t his best, it is much better than some famous, sloppy writers who have others write their novels, and The Midnight Lockis definitely Jeffrey Deaver doing what he does best. Lincoln Rhyme is a unique protagonist, as well as Amelia Sachs, and they actually have flaws and readers can relate to them. This makes it so that it seems readers are learning about what is going on with familiar friends.
As is Deaver’s style, the dénouement doesn’t come till the very end, and there are multiple surprises. As usual, Deaver gets five stars for this one.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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