An Imperfect Crime: A Detective Sanchez/Father Montero Mystery
Fred G. BakerPosted 13 August 2019 by the-librarian
“An Imperfect Crime” is an exciting story with lots of unexpected turns. I love a good mystery/crime book and this one checked all the boxes. The story starts with a man about to be put to death for a crime he did not commit. A priest, Montero, visits him in prison, listens to his story, and promises to figure out what really happened.
Montero teams up with a police officer, Sanchez, to unravel the mystery. From there it is an entertaining ride to the end of the book. When the plot lags, the character-building picks up the slack. When you think you have the main players figured out, the plot throws another wrinkle into the mix.
There are a lot of characters for such a short story which made it difficult to keep track of some of the subplots throughout the book. This meant a lot of expository writing that was, at times, tedious but essential to holding the story together.
Overall, this is a book I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a mystery/crime story. There’s plenty of action throughout the book and enough of a mystery to hold your interest and compel you to finish the book as quickly as possible. The ending seems to be a nice setup for a follow-up novel to either pick up where the story leaves off or to set off for a new adventure. In either case, I am excited to see what happens next with these characters.
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