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Thursday, June 18, 2009

True Detectives by Jonathan Kellerman

After that last book I was looking forward to reading something good. This wasn't it. In fact, it was very similar in that the author used it to portray religion and religious people in a bad light. That, and the f-word found regularly throughout the book, made it virtually unreadable. I ended up skimming through the last half just to find out how the story ended but I was sick of the language.
Moe and Aaron are half brothers but you would never know it. Not only are they different races but they dress and act differently too.
They end up working together to investigate the disappearance of a young woman, Moe with the police department and Aaron as a private investigator. The investigation takes them into some of the seedier aspects of Hollywood life, drug use, abuse, and murder.
Len Dement is a director who bears a thinly veiled likeness to Mel Gibson. He is a religious hypocrite who commits adultery and beats his wife. She is completely psycho and babbles on about atonement and sin, and one of their sons is a murderous drug addict. Nice.
Somehow the plot gets lost in this book. It gets tied together at the end but not in a very neat way.
Hmmm. Maybe the next book will be better.
Rated R for profanity and sex scenes and other disturbing things that I really don't want to explain.

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