Today I’m doing a book review on Laws of Depravity by Eriq La Salle. It’s been a while since I’ve done one so enjoy.
I would classify this book as a crime/thriller. Which isn’t my typical thing but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. The story is set in New York City and the main characters are two detectives, Quincy and Phee. The story is about a serial killer who kills priests that are less than savory characters. When I read about him I thought about Dexter. Even though he was a serial killer it was hard not to cheer for him because the people he was killing were horrible human beings. It really makes you think about the way you classify wrong and right.
Quincy and Phee are assigned to catch him. For Quincy the killings hit close to home and he struggles as they try to solve this case. La Salle really takes the time to develop all the characters so you can identify with each one of them, even the serial killer. Not only is there crime and action there is also romantic parts to the story as both men have romantic interests. So there is something for everyone.
This book is one of those books that keeps you on the edge of your seat. If I had the time to read it in one sit in I would have. I was hooked from the first page. La Salle really finds a way to blur the lines of good and evil in an amazing way. He also sets the scene for a great sequal.