(A review of Vantage Point by Rae Lake, MD)
“Inspector MacNeice Strikes Again.
Vantage Point is the 4th book in the Inspector MacNeice series by Scott Thornley. It is a terrific read.
The series is set in Dundurn, a fictionalized version of Hamilton, Ontario where the writer grew up. Writer Thorney’s sense of place is palpable and very much adds to the credibility of the story. The killer is murdering random citizens and then using their bodies to create macabre art tableau based on known famous works. MacNeice is a renaissance man and is clearly the man for the job. He and his team follow the clues left by the killer and gradually construct a persona. Along the way, there are multiple twists and turns in the plot culminating in a fantastic and very satisfying ending.
Throughout the book, MacNeice struggles with the loss of his wife, Kate. Her ghostly presence provides a wonderful counterpoint to the machinations and motivations of the killer and provides MacNeice with the insight necessary to stop the carnage.
I read the book in one afternoon because it is well written, engaging and hugely entertaining. A great read for over the holidays!”
Rae Lake, MD