I'm currently about 300 pages into The Rosary Girls by Richard Montanari. The story so far is good. Catholic school girls murdered and posed in the act of prayer. But I am having a character issue.
The main characters are the two homicide detective looking for the killer. Byrne, the male of the duo, is just not a good guy. So far, he has killed one man, tampered with a crime scene, and beat up a suspect. I think I'm supposed to believe he's a bad cop for all the right reasons. But I don't believe that. I just don't like him.
The female of the duo, Balzano, is a good cop. At least so far. But I don't really like her either. And in her case, I'm not sure why. I don't know if it's just an issue of the author being male and writing a female character. There is just something about her that doesn't ring true for me. I find myself not caring all that much about her issues.
I hope I like them by the time they catch the killer.