Boundary Waters

Boundary Waters - William Kent Krueger This novel starts and ends in really brutal violence. What saved it as a read for me was the shifting sands of character motivations; there are at least three groups of characters who could be the good guys or the bad guys. It's well-handled. And of course I'm a sucker for a nice landscape metaphor (those same boundary waters). In this one, a young female singer - feisty and likeable - is a target for assassins, and there are altogether too many reasons why in the sins of the past generation (including a mother who played one lover off against another, and formed a partnership with a third man, who was gay, for the sake of raising her daughter). The drama of Cork's dissolving/re-forming marriage continues.

Definitely enjoyed it.