The Great Divide had a story that kept me up at night reading. It also had a dark almost gothic feel. Aussie gothic, maybe? I don’t know, but I can tell you the story was brutal, the weather foggy, and the small town foreboding. You just knew something wasn’t right there.
The main character, Jake Hunter, was the new cop in town and he was very likeable. This is an interesting point for me because I’ve encountered a whole bunch of male police characters that I did not like. Jake is imperfect – check – but also respectful, driven, above board, caring – check, check, check, check.
I had a few ideas throughout the story, some of which panned out, while some didn’t. I did not guess the ending, though. I hope Owen writes more crime fiction.
This review is also published on my blog: The Long Hot Spell.