Twins. Readers don’t yet know how many manuscripts Robert B. Parker left behind when he died earlier this year. Split Image may or may not be the last novel featuring Paradise police chief Jesse Stone. Parker moved forward the relationship between Stone and private detective Sunny Randall on these pages, as each continues to work through therapy to come to terms with prior romantic relationships. Their dialogue ratcheted up several levels in this book, and their development as individual characters continued to deepen and grow. Sunny is tracking down a young woman whose parents want her removed from a religious cult. There are murders to solve, and the antics of randy identical twins to enjoy. This book is Parker at his best: crisp dialogue, characters who come to life, and a story that’s well-told.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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