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More of the Same
on May 30, 2011
Being an avid Rhyme fan, I look forward to each new odd-year offering by Deaver even more than the even-year Kathryn Dance novels. This one didn't disappoint when it came to the intricacy of plot and character that punctuate all Deaver novels. Maybe, though, the familiar characters are becoming a little too familiar, The main team seems tired. They lack the sparkle that lifted the early Rhyme stories into a higher plateau. I'm sure that this is Deaver's intention, that the characters age with us, but it makes for a B-rating book. This is despite the dual plot, including the Watchmaker. A shakeup is probably in order. I'm certain Jeffery Deaver is fully aware of this more than anyone.