Don’t Look for Me by Mason Cross is my tenth crime novel read in January and part of my 12 in 12 Challenge which is designed to get my to-be-read pile down to a more manageable size. I have allocated January to crime novels but actually this book can best be described as a thriller or suspense novel.
This is a book in a series which features Carter Blake, a man with a dark history working for the American government, who finds people for a living. In this book he is called on by a woman whose neighbour has unexpectedly disappeared. Blake knows the missing woman and has a complicated past with her but he is aware that she is being pursued by an assassin and he needs to reach her first.
Blake and the neighbour end up trying to find the missing woman first but in doing so they find out that she and her partner have been involved in some very shady activity. Carol may not be the person that either of them thought that she was.
As a thriller this book is full of action and it moves across America as the story develops. Carter and his companion are always being chased just as they are chasing Carol and the challenge is for them to reach Carol before the bad guys get there or before they themselves are stopped. This makes for a fast paced book full of tension. The author avoids the current fashion for a big twist but there are lots of moments when you realise that things are not what they seem and it is never certain whether all the characters will reach the end of the book alive.
I’ve read a few books in this series and can confirm that you don’t need to read them in order or to have any prior knowledge of the characters or events in previous books to enjoy this one. It is a good thriller with plenty of excitement which I very much enjoyed.