Down the Darkest Street: A Pete Hernandez Mystery

Polis. Apr. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781940610757. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781943818099. F
Pete Hernadez's life has fallen apart. Fired from the Miami Times, he is now ostensibly a private eye. Former fiancée Emily has moved back in with him—temporarily—on a platonic basis after leaving her husband. As the alcoholic Pete and reporter Kathy Bentley struggle to solve several murders in Miami, his obsession with the case crushes a briefly reawakened romance with Emily. Slowly getting sober, Pete and Kathy track the killer whose victims are strangely posed in homage to Rex Whitehurst, a serial killer from Pete's reporter days.
VERDICT This compelling sequel to Segura's debut (Silent City) is a brooding, melancholy tale with a somber ending, Pete's sadness echoes the darkest corners of Miami's roughest streets.
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