Wednesday, October 19, 2022

A Fearsome Moonlight Black: A Bone Detective Novel by David Putnam

(Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book:

Dave Beckett is a wide-eyed young man when he joins the police department in a small town in Southern California. His naivete allows him to believe in his world, a vision where the cops are the good guys championing the rights of the wronged. He learns quickly that crime is not black and white, and the bad guys aren’t always the ones committing the crimes. This is the story of a victim turned predator, a young man who grows up too fast and becomes an apt pupil in the pursuit of criminals on both sides of the fence.

my thoughts:

Love, love, loved this new book by David Putnam. A Fearsome Moonlight Black is the first in his new series, A Bone Detective Novel, and it is excellent. The story centers on a Dave Beckett. It's 1979 and he's a rookie cop, eager to get his first year behind him. As we read about the crimes he investigates, it seems he gets closer and closer to danger. Fast forward nine years and life is not going the way Dave wanted. He's got a wife and kid, but his wife wants nothing to do with him. He's a homicide detective now and the crime scenes have only gotten worse. And, he's still haunted by cases he worked on his first year as a cop. Oh, and Dave's learned that the guys in blue are not always the good guys. Yep, life has definitely jaded his outlook, but Dave is determined to win his family back and solve the cold cases from his past. 

Wow! Talk about an intriguing story chock full of mystery, crime, and shocking twists and turns. I just loved getting to know Dave and the ways in which his job has changed him and impacted his life. We get an inside look at his life as a cop and it is fascinating.  Loved the raw and gritty details. Talk about real cop talk. Putnam's writing is smart, strong, and thought-provoking. I definitely enjoyed reading about his characters and their story. Such a great book! I didn't want it to end - of course, now I can't wait for the next one! Make sure to check out, A Fearsome Moonlight Black - you are going to LOVE it!!

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!

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