L.L. Barlett's Eyewitness Mini Mystery Packs a Big Punch
I've read every one of L.L. Barlett's Jeff Resnick books. Eyewitness, A Jeff Resnick Mini Mystery is a novella that delves mostly into the "mystery" at hand, which is finding the man who murdered the main character's wife two years back. While Bartlett's full-length novels blend the personal with the mystery of the book, in this novella she has chosen to concentrate on just one plot line. Because of this, minor characters, such as Jeff's sister-in-law Brenda, and girlfriend Maggie, are mostly in the background. I've enjoyed how Bartlett has given so much background history in the totality of her Resnick books. This give the reader the feeling that the author is describing the life of flesh and blood people, rather than fictional characters. I will return to the next Jeff Resnick installments, even though the books are darker than my usual read. I am hooked. I want to read more of what happens in his life and, in this case, what's happened in his past.