On Rosary Girls, the author first book in the series, I complained about Montanari not digging enough into the main character’s soul. In this book he does it and it’s always good to know that he doesn’t try to change the heart of someone like Kevin Byrne. This meaning… Kevin is who he is for good and bad. Antihero. Thug as nail. The heart of a lion… a good heart. But, after reading The Skin Gods I get the idea that Montanari doesn’t think thug-enough to personify a guy like Byrne.
― What I am talking about here is that some of the dialogues of Byrne are to say the least “lame”!
Otherwise I find this book a bit better than Rosary Girls, better plot, more suspense and as always you will guess and guess and never know who the bad guy is until the very end.
Last but not least, I think Montanari is on some fame?money?rollercoaster after Rosary Girls because I think he should have given a bit more attention to some passages of The Skin Gods. This book had everything to have been a real knockout-mystery, but I don’t know, sometimes it feels like Montanari is writing books for 10 year-old kids.
PS. I give this book 3,5