The Coyote by Michael McBridePsychological Thriller/Mystery
This psychological thriller wasn't what I expected. I've read other books by this author and was counting on a paranormal/sci-fi type of read. Those are my favorite kind of reads, so I was a bit disappointed this wasn't in that genre.
However, for all that, it was still a pretty good read. In it, FBI agent Lukas Walker has been sent to his ancestral Native American reservation to investigate what may be a serial killer. The more he investigates, the closer he gets to the killer...and the skeletons in his own family closet. The plot is a good one and will keep readers skipping right along. It is a bit bloody, but I've never read anything about a serial killer that wasn't. I did like the character of Lukas and I thought the family dynamics at play were really fascinating.
All in all, a solid read from a writer who can't be pigeon-holed. A huge bonus for me: there was a novella in the back, free, by the same author that I absolutely loved! That story, The Calm Before the Swarm, is more indicative of the kind of writing I had expected. McBride remains an author I'll pick and read and know I'm getting a good story from.