Rating: 4 stars
Genre: Thriller & Suspense
File size: 3609 KB

Departed by Nick Stephenson is the third book in the "A Private Investigator Series of Crime and Suspense Thrillers" featuring Leopold Blake, an expert criminologist. The story is tight and the suspense keeps building. If you are like me, you'll be blindsided by the ending. Well done!

I liked the character development for Leopold Blake, but I found the Jerome (Blake's bodyguard) and Mary Jordon (the NYPD detective) characters flat. As a woman, I disliked how simple-minded Mary seems   apropos the crimes, especially for a high-ranking detective. As the story progresses, Mary shows some initiative, but it is too little, too late. But then again, the Police Chief Swanson doesn't seem too bright either.

This is a good read for those who enjoy thrillers and suspense.