Jan 06 2015

The Cormorant (Miriam Black) by Chuck Wendig

The Cormorant is the third book in Chuck Wendig’s Miriam Black series. (The first two are Blackbirds and Mockingbird.) These books are intriguing and well-written, as well as entertaining as hell given that Miriam is prone to speaking her mind and she has an extensive vocabulary, as well as the power to tell when people are going to die. The third book didn’t disappoint at all, as Miriam answers a Craigslist ad and finds herself tangled up in a messy plot for revenge against her. The FBI shows up for some reason, and, also bizarre, Miriam reaches a sort of rapprochement with her mother, from whom she’s been estranged for a very long time. The author manages to combine the supernatural with a tightly told, well-written tale that brings Miriam to life in a way few characters manage. She is ultimately, to the end, herself – scarred, scared, tough, angry, and always ready to get up off the floor and take another shot.

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