I guess not. 2010, you are a blur to me. Busy busy busy. But I did read some books, and these were tops of the year that was.
Adrian Hyland / GUNSHOT ROAD
Fantastic and touching. Really, really, really good. Review here.
Timothy Hallinan / THE QUEEN OF PATPONG
Blow your socks off excellence. Review here.
Jess Walter / THE FINANCIAL LIVES OF THE POETS
What can I say? It worked for me. YMMV. Review here.
Tana French / FAITHFUL PLACE
I liked this much more than her first two books. Really good x 3. Review here.
Johan Theorin /THE DARKEST ROOM
Pensive, enjoyable, with tolerable woo-woo. Review here.
Charlie Huston / THE MYSTIC ARTS OF ERASING ALL SIGNS OF DEATH
A noir setup is trumped by an optimistic ending. Review here.
Steve Hamilton / THE LOCK ARTIST
A potentially too-clever concept is rescued by a charming narrator. Review here.
Peter Temple / TRUTH
Hard to follow at times, but with a strange poetry. Review here.
Reggie Nadelson / BLOOD COUNT
I love the voice of this completely implausible detective. Review here.
Arnaldur Indridason / HYPOTHERMIA
Haven’t hit a dud in this series yet. Review here.