Watching the Dark by Peter Robinson

Watching The Dark (Inspector Banks, #20)Watching The Dark by Peter Robinson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Peter Robinson’s books rarely disappoint, and this one was no different; in fact, it’s one of the best I’ve read in a while. Topical evil in human smuggling, the return of Annie Cabbott in full form, Banks at his snarkiest, and the setting of Estonia are just some of the highlights. On of the things I love about this character is his devotion to music, and I need to go back through the book and make a playlist, reconstruct Banks’s musical journey, so to speak. I’m familiar with some of the works he mentions but not all. This book would make a good subject for a Book Notes post on Largehearted Boy.

About mid-way through the book I started to notice corrections made by a previous library patron, which was entertaining. Some were correct if not fussy, some arbitrary, some objections to what I would consider Britishisms, and some just plain wrong. Rather than detract from the book, though, they added another layer; they made me think of other readers of the series and wonder that someone would do that close a reading.

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