My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The synopsis of this book could be ‘supposedly intelligent man makes a lot of decisions using an organ other than his brain, whilst helping his friend investigate a series of gruesome murders’, which did get quite annoying after a while. Although I did have to keep reminding myself that although I knew this was a book, the main character, Caleb, a toxicologist in San Francisco, obviously didn’t and nobody goes through life expecting things to follow along such an obvious narrative flow, even though it did for Caleb. However, the book does sort of make amends by explaining things at the end and the ending is good.
Other than that it’s atmospheric and film noir-ish and made a bit of a nice change from what I’ve been reading lately.