No Cure for Love
By: Peter Robinson
Set in the idyllic scenery of Hollywood and California, with a rising star at the center, No Cure for Love, is one wild ride. A British starlet is making it big in a true crime detective series when a voice from her past begins sending her letters. Benign at first, these letters begin to hint at something much more sinister. Sara gives these letters over to a friend who connects her with a specialist with the police and together they begin to try to unravel the letters and discover the identity of Sara’s stalker before it’s too late. Right after Sara turns the letters over to the police, things take a turn for the worse. Bodies start to appear. At first, it’s the body of a stranger discovered by Sara, a little too close to home. The bodies continue to pile up, but this time they are those of people much closer to the start, her friends.
No Cure for Love is a fast paced, crime novel that will have you flipping through pages faster than you can devour a smutty tabloid. This is no junior attempt at writing. This story comes to readers from a mature, accomplished author, Peter Robinson. In this book, I took a particular liking to the characters, more so than others. I think that’s a credit to Robinson. He definitely took his time in developing them and fleshing them out so to speak. He slowly develops them over the course of the novel so it parallels the way you would get to know someone in real life. The danger in No Cure for Love is very real and the plot is intense. Just when you think you have it all figured out, Connelly throws you a curveball and takes you on another ride. I’d definitely recommend this novel for all crime and mystery enthusiasts!