Wednesday 23 May 2012

Book ~ "Remember Me, Irene" (1996) Jan Burke

From Goodreads ~ In this gripping addition to the Irene Kelly mystery series, a young reporter learns the hard way that a revered figure from her past is not the man she imagined he was.

In an unsettling encounter on the streets of Las Piernas, newspaper reporter Irene Kelly fails to recognize the homeless man who declares, "I'm not who I used to be." Only later does she realize that he had been her favorite instructor back in college -- Lucas Monroe. Once a gifted young academic with a promising future, Lucas needs her help, but he's gone missing. Now his name keeps coming up in association with charges of blackmail and possible homicide. Irene wants to know more but no one is willing to talk. And then she stumbles upon a dead body ...

This is the fourth book in the series of eleven (as of 2011) ... I'm rereading the series.

I found this one to be just okay, not great. There were a lot of characters and I had a hard time keeping them all straight ... so I gave up and focused on the main ones.

It's been a while since I'd read this one so didn't remember anything about it but it didn't take me long to figure out what happened to a couple of the key characters.

Considering it was written and set in the mid 1990s, it's funny to read about the reporters having to wear beepers ... do they still exist? And "cellular" phones were used sparingly because of their high cost.

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