This was an interesting start to a series. The detail was great, the crimes were well thought out and explained. Yes, that means there is gratuitous descriptions of gore and violence. This is a book about serial killers. You kind of need to expect that going in. As a reader, you could feel the frustration of the agents and communities as things just didn’t make sense and kept spiraling, implicating more and more.
Abby was a bit of fresh air. Too often, books with female protagonists try to make them act like the men around them instead of letting them be themselves. Having a female agent who cares about her kids, who insists on being unapologetically female and tiny in a world of stiff-upper lip agents and officers is so nice to read.
One of the twists I wasn’t expecting and wasn’t really a fan of. (NO spoilers here, sorry!) I was hoping for a different outcome, or for the issue at hand to be carried out through a few more books, at the very least. It was disappointing to have the twist turn out the way it did.
This doesn’t mean I won’t read more Abby Kane stories, not at all, just that I hope there’s an equal twist somewhere along the line that turns out a little better. Overall, if you’re a fan of Patricia Cornwell, James Patterson, and other crime-based thrillers, Corktown should be just your cup of tea.