A Secret Rage by Charlaine Harris
I’m a big fan of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels, and have enjoyed the Harper Connelly mysteries as well, so I had high hopes for this little novel. “A Secret Rage” didn’t quite live up to my expectations, yet was not all bad. Starting off slow, and building to a violent climax, this story is an easy read, with enough bumps in the road to keep the reader interested. Harris is an expert at writing a fight scene, as any reader of the Sookie books knows, and that talent does not go to waste here. Her characters are not quite as full-formed as one might hope, but I did care enough about them to keep reading.
As for the “whodunnit” aspect, well, I was kept guessing right up until the end, and just for that, I give and extra star!
Published July 12th 1985 by Ballantine Books (first published 1984)