Chasing the Dime


I’ve not read anything by Connelly before, but I was aware of who he is. I thought this would be a change from my usual mix of genres.

It starts with coincidence and throws a few twists at you. Unfortunately, most of them were guessable. While it was a reasonable story, capably told, it was unremarkable and, if this is an indication of the author’s other work, I can’t see why he’s sold so many books.

Therefore, I assume this isn’t up to the usual standard.

The version I listened to was abridged (something I wasn’t aware of before I started as I usually avoid them), which may have had an impact though. Maybe I lost some of the nuances and depth.

Alfred Molina does an adequate job reading it. He gets out of the way and doesn’t take away from the story.

All in all, a pretty tepid murder mystery. If it were a movie, it would be made for TV.

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Reviewed: 14th July 2018