My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I don’t want to write this review. I want to read the next book.
I think I love Ben Reese more than I love Lord Peter Wimsey. He’s more ruggedly American.
Set immediately following Pride and Predator, Pursuit and Persuasion is the story of a woman who anticipates her own murder, her suspicions as to whodunit (which she takes to the grave), and Ben Reese’s attempt to solve the mystery.
This mystery revolves around collections, books, and what it means to be human. How do we order our affections, what do we most love and prioritizing appropriately. Do we love knowledge? Do we love books? Do we love people? And how do we love these things: in the secret darkness or in the open light?
Wright does such an excellent job of writing people; she gives them their own voices and motivations. My biggest complaint is that perhaps there are too many, it’s hard to keep them straight without the List of Characters in the front of the book.