Saturday, April 9, 2011

Flashback by Nevada Barr

Flashback (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, #11)Flashback by Nevada Barr

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I think I want to give this a higher rating but not.

It is a good book braiding two stories in the present, one in the time just after the Civil War but both taking place in the same location and both involving murder.

"Anna Pigeon takes a post as a temporary supervisory ranger on remote Garden Key in Dry Tortugas National Park, a small grouping of tiny islands in a natural harbor seventy miles off Key West...

...Here, on this last lick of the United States, in a giant crumbling fortress, Anna has little company except for an occasional sunburned tourist or unruly shrimper. When her sister, Molly, sends her a packet of letters from her great-great-aunt who lived at the fort with her husband, a career soldier, Anna's fantasy life is filled with visions of this long-ago time." *

In the present, another Ranger is missing and a boat has exploded.

It's not the fault of the narrator who does such a good job!

So why can't I give this book a 4 or 5 star rating? I just don't know. Maybe you should read or listen to it and tell me where you would rate it.

*This is a quote from the book summary.

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