Plot or Premise
Dolan brings Kinsey a cold case — an 18-year-old case of homicide for an unidentified Jane Doe.
What I Liked
The plot device of Kinsey working with Dolan while helping out a retired old-timer who was one of the original detectives on the case is flat out awesome. Kind of like the series Cold Case that was on TV a few years after the book was published. And the teamwork of three of them is a nice twist on the traditional “go it alone” storylines of most of Kinsey’s cases. As with some of the previous stories, she ends up in a small town where everyone knows everyone and the motives are all potentially interconnected. Finally, while there is some drama with Kinsey’s extended family, for once it ends up being relatively positive overall.
What I Didn’t Like
Dolan and Stacey bicker like an old married couple, and it gets tedious. The story is also about 30% longer than most of the novels, and it does drag in a few places.
The Bottom Line
Team Dolan works surprisingly well together.