Restless in the Grave
Kate Shugak #19
by Dana Stabenow
Minotaur Books / Macmillan Audio
She goes undercover as a waitress at a local bar and uses this facade to pick the brains of the locals. She is also quick to pick a lock or two, as she doesn’t always follow the lines of the law. She bends a rule here and there in order to track down how a wealthy businessman named Grant was killed, when his plane crashed as a result of direct tampering. The sabotage goes very in depth as the story grows to its conclusion.
A problem with this novel is that it took a while to get going; Kate didn’t even really come in until the second CD (in the audio book, about 60 pages into the book). To enjoy the start, you have to really be into back story and plot development via relentless details to stay involved throughout this book.
That said, black mail, sabotage, murder, breaking and entering and much, much more riddle this story for a compelling and thought -provoking read once it gets up to speed. The author goes into great detail with her story, giving the reader no choice but to feel they are there with Kate, the undercover detective. As the reader, you find yourself drawing conclusions with Kate, as her unorthodox investigating style leads her down a twisted trail of Alaskan deception.
For readers who enjoy a story that leaves no stone unturned and a protagonist that you feel the adventure with, Restless in the Grave is a solid read.
Kyle Stack, an avid reader of all genres from textbooks to comic books and everything in between, divides his time among work, studies, violin, and a new book for new perspective whenever possible.
This audiobook was provided by the publisher as a review copy.