Review: Night Watch
While sex crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper is in France visiting her lover, Luc Rouget, a young girl is murdered and a matchbook from the restaurant Luc is planning to open in New York is found on her body. Alex gives the local police some advice before she is called back to New York for a big case.
In New York, a maid at a local hotel has accused Mohammed Gil-Darsin, a well known diplomat, of rape. As Alex is investigating the crime she finds some ties to Luc’s new restaurant and begins to have some doubts about him.
Night Watch, by Linda Fairstein, is the fourteenth book in her Alexandra Cooper series. I’ve read a few of the other books in this series so I was familiar with most of the characters but I don’t think that’s necessary to follow this book. I did like this book but not as much as I enjoyed the others from the series. While I enjoy the character of Alexandra Cooper, I didn’t think she shone in this book and I found the plot to be a little convoluted. I didn’t quite get how everything tied together in the end, either. I will certainly read other books in this series and think fans of the series will want to read this one to keep up with Alex.
I listened to the audio version of Night Watch and, at first, I wasn’t sure about Barbara Rosenblat as a narrator. There are long pauses and deep breaths in her narrations which seemed a little odd at first. Once I got used to her style, I really enjoyed her narration. She became Alex in my head. If you’re interested in this book, I would definitely recommend the audio.