DARKHOUSE (Suspense-Ireland-Cont) – NR Barclay,
Alex – 1st book
HarperCollins, 2003- UK Hardcover

NY Detective Joe Lucchesi is on leave with his wife, Anna, and son, Shaun, in Ireland. When Shaun's girlfriend goes missing, Joe decides to find out what happened.

I made it to page 136, but only because I was waiting for my car to be serviced and had finished my other book. It's unfortunate because the basic plot was interesting. But the story rambled on with a lot of characters but no real character development, and no cohesion. I'll also admit I'm tired of the alternating, two-time period plots. I've read so many; it's a device that's become a cliché. For me, this just didn't work at all.

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