In this sixth novel in the Zigic and Ferreira crime series, the detectives are investigating the murder of a young journalist named Jordan Radley. But as the detectives quickly discover, not only was Jordan killed, but those responsible also broke into his house, taking his laptop and notes. What was he researching that might have led to his death?
At times it’s a rather high number [of characters] for readers to juggle as the story moves forward, especially when some of them have appeared in previous novels where aspects of their character have already been fleshed out. If this is your first Dolan novel, then, you might want to pay close attention in order to keep the various detectives separated in your head. Is it worth the effort? Is One Half Truth a crime novel you’ll want to spend time with, even if you haven’t encountered the series before? You bet it is. Dolan is an excellent writer whose work is a pleasure to read. For example, she has a talent for representing a detective’s thought processes when interviewing a potential suspect ... Dolan also does an excellent job of highlighting the subtleties and nuances in what people say or do, the things to which a good detective must be sensitive ... a top-notch police procedural from an author with a sure hand, an unwavering eye for detail, and a clear voice perfectly suited to the genre.
... this sixth police procedural in Dolan’s award-winning series combines current British social issues with a step-by-step investigation. Readers of Deborah Crombie’s Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James books may want to try this carefully plotted series.
... well-plotted ... The suspense builds as the detectives, despite threats from the chief constable to get off the case, plunge ahead and uncover an extensive web of deceit involving shady deals, corruption, and other killings. This realistic, granular view of a murder investigation and the lives of those affected by it is sure to win Dolan new fans.