Through my reading adventure this year, I learned that I like a good crime/mystery novel. Well, I can find myself getting lost in just about any genre as long as it is well written. The Drop Zone didn’t really keep me guessing but it hooked me with T.J. Peterson’s character and the situation with his daughter. I really, REALLY wanted to know what happened with her.
It is definitely not a Disney ending type of book where everything is tied up in a neat little bow. Not in the least bit. If you pick up this book you can expect : cops, good ones and bad, criminals, child prostitution, infidelity, psychiatric issues, drinking and murder.
The overall feel of the book was like film noir, gritty and real. Kroll brings us such a beautifully flawed character with Peterson. Flawed, resilient, frustrated and combating his own demons. There is such an old school feel with this book.
I’m guessing that this is just the first taste we get of Peterson’s character. I’m hoping that there will be a sequel to this novel and my questions are answered in the next book. Fingers Crossed.
This was my first novel by Bob Kroll. I’ve discovered so many brilliant Canadian books this year, we really do have something to be proud of.
If you follow me on Instagram, you must have noticed that I did the #nosweatnovember book photo challenge. I took this wonderfully cute image of The Drop Zone. I’ll be doing another challenge this month although I don’t think I’ll be as focused as with this one. There may be days that slip through the cracks.
Pulling out my Mark II and pushing myself to be creative with the shots did me some good. Since I’ve left my photography career behind, there is a void that needs filling and I’m still trying to find out what that will be. This type of creative challenge is a great outlet. It becomes almost routine. Quite fantastic actually !
The Drop Zone
A T.J Peterson Mystery
By Bob Kroll
Published by ECW
In exchange for an honest review, a copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher.