Title: Unpunished Author: Lisa Black Expected Publication: January 31st 2017 by Kensington Publishing Corporation Format: ebook, Hardcover, 320 pages Genre: Mystery Source: My thanks to Netgalley and Kensington for an opportunity to read an advanced copy of this
Series: Gardiner and Renner
Lisa Black must have lost her momentum after finishing the first book in the Gardiner and Renner series “That Darkness’ since this book had none of the spark or interest that she had previous shown. ‘Unpunished’ reads like a hatchet job on the newspaper publishing industry instead of keeping a serial killer in check that was the premise of the first book and the basis of the relationship between the main characters.
When a relationship was founded on a criminalist and a serial killer within the police department, explaining the inner workings of newspaper publishing takes away from what was previously established. “That Darkness ” a book that I would recommend, was a cat and mouse game and this book, though a spark at the end, was a never ending monotony of how papers are printed and how big money is destroying journalism.
By the end, I did not care who was killing the newspapermen, and for that matter, why they were murdered. Lisa Black drug this book on interminably and by the end, I was thankful that it was over.