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Date: Mar 9 2016

The desk sergeant looked down at the police blotter, a sinister little narrative of a brief span of time in a small seacoast community. The hidden life, the appetites and delusions that seem more tragic because of the postcard setting. He ran his fingers over the previous night’s entries a violent husband on Willow Street, an elderly woman struck by a car on Route 149, a six-year-old boy gone missing in Truro.

The two men rode in a cab of a backhoe, navigating the bottom of a long mesa of compacted trash at the town dump. From among the cardboard and paper and cans and broken glass of the dump, a whitish object was visible, unmistakably a hand. They got down and stepped over the garbage for a better look.

Oh my God

My review

I really enjoyed reading Lesser Evils. It did made me cry with the evil of wicked crimes. But I do strongly recommend Lesser Evils to anyone who is weary of the same old stuff. Lesser Evils don’t fall in to that line of the same old stuff. Joe Flanagan brings a new refreshed structure to his novel. Readers will enjoy the convincing atmosphere and brilliant characters along with great dialogue that makes you turn the pages. Bill Warren becomes the replacement police chief of a quite Cape Cod town. What has happened in Cape Cod is a drunk and violent husband on Willow St. An elderly woman with dementia struck by a car and killed. A six-year-old boy gone missing. Soon it emerges that another boy has been killed. Both were sexually molested, and it appears that Cape Cod may have a lunatic on the loose. Who ever committed these killings will the job get done to catch the killer?

Forces you to put your life on hold until you reach the last page.

Recommend this stylish novel to anyone weary of the same old stuff, specifically to those who love a display of language used at optimum power.

Cape Cod, 1957. When the body of a child is found floating in the reeds, the backwater town of Hyannis reveals itself to be anything but sleepy. Lieutenant Bill Warren has to wade into a world murder and intrigue where nothing is as it seems and it’s hard to know who you can trust.

Highly recommended by fellow crime authors Gene Kerrigan and Stav Sherez, Joe Flanagan’s deftly plotted, complex noir feels nothing like a debut novel.