The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly reunites his characters Jack McEvoy and Rachel Walling for a new suspense-filled search for a serial killer of women. Their reunion on the page after a dozen years is a touching one and well-earned. The plot moves through the depraved details of the crimes being committed, and the dots are connected with quick logic in the same first-person voice employed in The Poet, which still manages to remain interesting and drive the novel ever-forward. Connelly has created yet another terrifying psychopath whose twisted psyche seems frighteningly plausible, even prescient, in this warped, violent world.

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