Trickster's Point

This is the latest book in a series and I love being able to continue a story with a set of characters. I enjoyed the characters. Throughout the series, I keep learning new things about each one. They are well developed and sometimes give the reader a glimpse into their future, which is fun.

This series still keeps me guessing who is guilty from the beginning to the end.

This series takes place in the same general area, giving the book a setting that fits it while tying it to the series. The timeline of this story takes place over a period of a few days, giving a short time span for the wealth of action that takes place. I didn’t like how so much happened in such a short time period, it takes away from the title. The story is largely told by one character though you will hear others speak. The main character is always around for those conversations, never being out of left out of the story. It was believable for its genre, flows well and for the most part, it kept a steady pace. There were sections of the novel that repeat, it made me think, “We’ve done this already,” but it reminded me that in real life, investigators likely keep going over certain matters to ensure they haven’t missed anything, picking them apart bit by bit.

I would recommend it this book. The previous book was the first I had read in the series, but it hooked me and got me to pick up the rest of the series to catch up. I have read multiple books by this author since discovering him and I will continue to read them, I had to read this newest edition when it came out. Based on my experience with this novel, I would re-read it.

Tricksters point grabbed my attention, keeping me on the edge of my seat and keeping me guessing until the end. The intensity at the novel was average, giving it the perfect amount of suspense for the average reader. All in all, I am happy the author has kept up with this series. Cork O’Conner is a great character to follow. My overall opinion of this book was positive. I enjoyed it and had an easy time reading it. I look forward to reading more from William Kent Kruger.


Book Blurb for Trickster's Point

The dying don’t easily become the dead.

The next novel in William Kent Krueger’s New York Times bestselling series finds Cork O’Connor sitting in the shadow of a towering monolith known as Trickster’s Point, deep in the Minnesota wilderness. With him is Jubal Little, who is favored to become the first Native American elected governor of Minnesota, and who is slowly dying with an arrow through his heart. Although the men have been bowhunting, a long-standing tradition among these two friends, this is no hunting accident. The arrow turns out to be one of Cork’s, and he becomes the primary suspect in the murder. He understands full well that he’s been set up. As he works to clear his name and track the real killer, he remembers his long, complex relationship with the tough kid who would grow up to become a professional football player, a populist politician, and the lover of the first woman to whom Cork ever gave his heart. Jubal was known by many for his passion, his loyalty, and his ambition. Only Cork knows that he was capable of murder.

Full of nail-biting suspense, plus a fascinating look into Cork’s teenage years in Aurora, a town blessed with natural beauty yet plagued by small-town feuds and heated racial tension, Trickster’s Point is a thrilling exploration of the motives, both good and ill, that lead men and women into the difficult, sometimes deadly, political arena.


Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2012 4.00