The Broken Window

A Lincoln Rhyme Novel The Broken Window: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel by Jeffery Deaver
My review
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The last time I read a detective/mystery novel, I was highly annoyed about the “deus ex machina” ending in which the author just made up new stuff that hadn’t been revealed at any point during the book, thus negating any chance for the reader to figure it out on their own. Jeffery Deaver definitely sprinkles plenty of clues throughout The Broken Window and a truly dedicated sleuth could probably figure it out if they wanted. The culprit ended up being a nice surprise to me, and I enjoyed reading the fast-paced story. The story moved quickly, even when the author was filling in the background on the main characters who had appeared in his previous novels, acknowledging that yes, the reader may not be familiar with them.
The plot revolves around a killer who frames innocent people for his murders and rapes by planting evidence. The twist is that he’s able to plant the evidence by extracting the innocent person’s buying habits and behavior from a massive database. It touches on identity theft and privacy issues in the electronic age in a basic, but still intelligent manner. A fun read.
Next up is What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami.