I was very sad when I got the news Robert Parker passed on. Split Image is the 55th book of his that I have read. You can’t say that about many writers. To say that I enjoyed his work would be an understatement. I am not good at eulogies; instead I am dedicating April’s Blast from the Past posts to Robert Parker. The order of appearances will be Spenser’s “Mortal Stakes”, Jesse Stones “Stone Cold”, Sunny Randall “Shrink Wrap” and finally” Appaloosa”.
Split Image is a great addition to the Stone series. There is a healthy dose of Sunny Randall in this and I thoroughly enjoyed her presence in this book. Parker knows how to keep the action taunt, the suspense tense and the story quick .Molly, Suit and the rest of the Paradise cast gets plenty of time and we get to see their characters take another step forward in development.
Parker did a nice job of melding the two worlds of Stone and Randall together as they continue to solve their internal problems. They use the same means to arrive at the answers they already know, but don’t wish to face. The title is very appropriate for this book. I think that you get the gist, I enjoyed this book. Pick it up, give it a try, it won’t disappoint you. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Linked in. What are you reading today?