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Review: Cari Mora


This short new novel from Thomas Harris has some of his tropes - a strong, dry female lead; a whimsical yet monstrous killer - but it is far removed from the police procedural form of Red Dragon or Silence of the Lambs.

There is no escaping that this book is written by the 'later' Harris, the one who confounded people with Hannibal's baroque form and twist ending. But it's a fast and focused book that reads like a more lyrical version of an Elmore Leonard crime novel.

My expectation is that it will disappoint as many as it delights, but put me in the delighted category. I'd be happy for him to continue down this path and deliver us some more short, character driven crime novels - and hopefully sooner than 13 years this time!

Buy it on Amazon.