One For the Rock by Kevin Major
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I stumbled upon this book. Its been a while since I read a book that beckoned me back like a warm blanket on a cold night. There’s nothing earthshaking about this book, but it scores big with me on setting, character, humour and simple good storytelling. The main character is someone I enjoyed getting to know and spending time with. I like mysteries that aren’t afraid to spend quality personal time with the main character – be it drinking scotch or spending time with his dog or one-liners that convey sometimes heart-achingly how much he cares about his son. Although some of the bad guys were a little one dimensional or over-the-top, its made up for by other characters who are not who we expect them to be (Ivo) or whose relationship to the main character is more complicated (and real) than you find in many other novels.
As a Saskatchewan writer who often writes about Saskatchewan, I enjoy an author who clearly loves the atypical setting he is writing about, and puts the weather to good use.
I immediately bought the next in the series.