Sunday, January 31, 2010
My Worst Nightmare
What follows is an intricately crafted mystery in which all of the members of her P.I. firm, as well as her husband Hy try to figure out who was responsible. As they start going over their firm's cases, looking for anything that might point in the direction of her attacker, each one finds a case that could be the link. As they start working their individual leads, they come to realize that what they had thought were unconnected cases are actually part of something larger and more sinister.
Muller is one of my favorites. Her characters are always interesting, and are only predictable in their loyalty to her main character, Shar. Each one brings something different to the firm, and this novel really shows how their individual characteristics make up the well-oiled machine that is the firm-and that are Muller's novels. If you haven't read Muller before, I recommend starting at the beginning, as there is a lot of backstory that is not critical to understanding the plot, but makes it all more gripping. But if you are a fan from way back (like me) run, don't walk, to your nearest library or bookstore. A very entertaining day or two awaits you in San Fransisco!