The Dinosaur Feather by S.J. Gazan
Translated from Danish by Charlotte Barslund
Published in Denmark by Glydendals Bogklubber 2008
Published in US by Quercus 2013
Very interesting premise, and a strong female protagonist. So, great start! Plus I’m a sucker for books from Denmark and surrounding nations, so of course I had to read this one.
It turned out to be an all right experience. Interesting enough to hold my attention for quite some time. But toward the end things got shaky. The big reveal at the end, the solving of the mystery and dealing justice to the criminal, felt common and too easy. Additionally, having the female protagonist subdue the killer, who far outstrips her in weight and strength, by capturing him with nothing more than her wits and two zip ties…yes, you read that right, zip ties…oversteps the bounds of credibility.
Overall, though, a quite enjoyable read if you are in the mood for a lark that isn’t too demanding and has nice character development.
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