Siren of the Waters
A Commander Jana Matinova Mystery by Michael Genelin
Review: We first meet Jana Matinova, the protagonist in Siren of the Waters — the first book in Michael Genelin's new series — as she examines the site of a car crash that killed seven. Her investigation takes her all over Europe, twisting and turning like a coiled snake, and Genelin gives us just enough clues to keep the pages turning. Matinova has great depth to her character, and we get to know her better through interwoven flashes into her past. A few of these slow the plot down a bit, but they're valuable in our understanding of who she is and how she ticks. She has suffered a great deal at the hands of the prior regime that destroyed her family but even that hasn't totally damaged her inner core of determination and a need for justice. She tries her best to separate her personal feelings from her work, but possesses too much humanity for her to always succeed.
Special thanks to Katherine Petersen for contributing her review of Siren of the Waters.
Acknowledgment: Soho Press provided an ARC of Siren of the Waters for this review.
Review Copyright © 2008 — Katherine Petersen — All Rights Reserved
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Location(s) referenced in Siren of the Waters: Slovakia
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