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Michael Mann, Meg Gardiner: Heat 2 (2022, HarperCollins Publishers) 4 stars

Review of 'Heat 2' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

Overall, I enjoyed this book. But there were many parts I felt could've benefited from serious editing. Funnily enough, even though Shiherlis was my least favorite criminal from the movie, I liked his arc in the book. Unlike many other reviewers, I really enjoyed reading about him finding his way in an entirely new criminal underworld that was totally unlike what he experienced in the US - yet he was able to use a skill set that propels him forward.
But the backstory was hugely disappointing to me. If Neil truly had a 'heat around the corner' mantra, how was he so deeply involved with a woman and her entire family? Then doesn't spend the rest of his life seeking out the man that ruined it all and got away? This part made no sense to me. Which meant I also connected little with the bad dude and his pursuits …

C. J. Tudor: The Burning Girls (Hardcover, 2021, Ballantine Books) 3 stars

Review of 'The Burning Girls' on 'Goodreads'

1 star

I almost gave up on this book a few times, and maybe I should've. It's trying to be so many things at once, failing at most of them. There are a too many storylines, and they are not woven together or resolved in any comprehensible or satisfying way. I kept waiting for things to tie together, but there weren't any clever revelations. I found most of the characters unrelatable, and the book was rife with weird, racist chacterizations.. and yeah, the disability in this book plays an eyebrow raising role - not in a good way. Very surprised by the high ratings for this disappointing book.