Friday, January 28, 2011

The Rosary Girls

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.

1 comment:

  1. Same reason I quit reading Grisham - his main characters were shallow, unlikeable. Story lines were good, other characters okay, but the main character you spent the bulk of time with? Horrible.