A clever mind at work here, but far too mechanical and complicated. It involves most of the tricks and gimmicks used by crimes writers, if not them a..Show More »ll. Definitely the first book I have read that sprayed suspicion on each and every character in the story. May be a tongue-in-cheek effort by a professional editor or College Professor incapable of an original plot or story. Something about it seemed off, like it was written separately by a team of people and then coalesced by the HAL 5000. It left me wanting.
I read Harry Dolans first book Bad Things Happen this summer just before Very Bad Men. I thought the first book was a lot better than this one, so I w..Show More »as a little dissapointed. But overall it is a good listen, and worth the time. The book keeps you interested and takes new turns all the time, but at times it was a little to complicated and I started confusing names and fell out of the plot somehow. Anyway, I reccommend it for crime lovers and especially if you have a relationship to the city of Ann Arbor.