The Motive by John Lescroart
Review by Carolyn, Librarian at the Bridgewater Library
Characters Abe Glitsky, deputy chief at the San Francisco Police Department, and Dismas Hardy, an attorney, are back for another page turner from Lescroart. When an influential businessman and friend of San Francisco’s mayor is murdered in a double homicide, Glitsky is asked by the mayor to investigate. The main suspect is the deceased’s daughter-in-law and Hardy’s former girlfriend who turns to Hardy to represent her. Glitsky’s and Hardy’s search for the truth leads to a stunning revelation.
Even though Glitsky and Hardy are reoccurring characters you don’t have to have read the previous books in order to enjoy this one. Lescroart develops his charcters and provides descriptions of San Francisco that help the reader fully imagine the setting.