Friday, November 16, 2012

Forty Words for Sorrow

Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt
John Cardinal, a policeman from Algonquin Bay, Ontario has been demoted to burglary after pushing too hard in the case of a missing Indian girl. He is also suspected in tipping off one of the criminal bosses in the town.

When Katie Pine, the missing girl is found encased in a block of ice in a mine shaft Cardinal is brought into the investigation. His new partner is Lise Delorme from Special Investigations. She will help Cardinal but she is also investigating him.

Cardinal finds a disturbing pattern of young teenagers who have gone missing. When yet another one shows up missing Cardinal knows it is just a matter of time before he shows up dead.

Cardinal's wife is in a mental institution and Cardinal suffers along with her. The reader gets caught up in his personal situation.

This is a great mystery and I love the Canadian content

First Line: "It gets dark early in Algonquin Bay."

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