Review: The Wanted by Robert Crais

When a single mother finds a very expensive Rolex amongst her awkward and nerdy seventeen year old son's belongings, she has cause for concern. Tyson certainly has been behaving oddly recently. Desperate to get to the bottom of it all, she calls Private Investigator Elvis Cole. Cole soon finds evidence linking Tyson and his friends to a string of high profile burglaries ... but that is only the tip of the ice burg. Tyson may be in trouble with more people than just the law. It seems as though he may have burgled the wrong house and people ...

This was a fast paced crime novel set in Los Angeles. The author wastes no time, or words with his short prose, which made for a quick read. Cole is an interesting protagonist--he certainly gets involved in his cases. That said, this one didn't have a great impact on me--as a reviewer, I can find little to complain about, or, conversely, to compliment. If you want an escapist but still gritty crime novel set in one of the glitziest parts of the United States, this probably fits the bill.

Thank you to Simon and Schuster Australia for my review copy. 


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