3/5, AUTHOR, Book Review, C, Fiction, Read in 2008

The Serpent Club by Tom Coffey

The Serpent Club
by Tom Coffey
Copyright: 1999
Pages: 402
Rating: 3/5
Read: Feb. 4-6, 2008
Challenge: What’s in a Name Challenge – Animal Category
First Line: There’s a body at the top of Sepulveda Pass.

Journalist Ted Lowe lands the assignment to cover the Megan Wright murder. However, he begins to realize that the things that he is uncovering and reporting in his articles are things that certain people would prefer to forget about completely. The police are doing all they can (seemingly), yet the district attorney’s office seems to be dragging its feet. Either way, Ted Lowe keeps coming closer and closer to the truth, but when he is suddenly removed from the case, his life apparently spins out of control in his quest to find the truth behind young Megan Wright’s death.
I have considerably mixed feelings toward this book. On the one hand I thouroughly enjoyed the plot line and ending. On the other, I really disliked how Coffey jumped back and forth between first and third person. I found myself confused more than a few times in regards to who was talking. I gave this book a 3 out of 5 because I’m just not sure.