I enjoyed the first season of True Detective, so I thought I might enjoy the showrunner‘s noir that he wrote in advance of the HBO series. This is really really strong, bleak piece of hard boiled literature. Hope Nic doesn‘t abandon the form in favor of Hollywood.
As a fan of “True Detective”, I jumped at the opportunity to read this, but honestly, I wasn‘t impressed. The structure of the book actually falls flat, the suspense of the plot unraveling too early. While I did appreciate the anti-hero approach, the dark lives of the marginalised and the sheer cruel indifference of society as a whole, there are parts that made me feel like the author was trying too hard to create that gritty world. 📚