|Patricia Briggs is an excellent writer, and I have yet to
pick up one of her books that I didnt read compulsively. She creates sympathetic
characters and her worlds are vivid and engaging.
That said, Fair Game is not her best
book. This is the third book in her Alpha and Omega series. Her main characters are
afflicted with the weakness common to characters of all series: they have made great
adjustments in their lives, and things have become ho-hum. This requires herculean effort
on the part of the imaginative author to overcome. In an effort to do this Briggs has the
heroine going around trying to convince people that what her husband is being required to
do is destroying him. However, she falls into the trap of telling rather than showing, and
I found it annoyingoverdrawn and overdramatised. By the end of the book, however,
she has overcome this, and it is all in all a satisfactory read.
If youre already a fan, get this bookits enjoyable. If you
havent read any of Briggs work, dont start with this one.