Miriam is on the road again, having transitioned from “thief” to “killer”.
Hired by a wealthy businessman, she heads down to Florida to practice the one thing she’s good at, but in her vision she sees him die by another’s hand and on the wall written in blood is a message just for Miriam.
Miriam is back in The Cormorant with as much in your face spunk as you’ve come to expect from her. She’s been through a lot since Blackbirds and I must say you’ll see here come quite ways here as well. There were some very some turns that I did not expect and frankly a few that I was somewhat disappointed in, but overall a good showing and great character growth was achieved for Miriam.
I was of course immediately sucked in with the violence, mystery,thrills and the typical awesomeness which Chuck Wendig had indoctrinated me to with Blackbirds and Mockingbird.
The Good: I can promise you more graphic grizzly deaths, a positive for me because hey Im just that twisted. A kicking sweet scene with birds the likes of which Hitchcock himself couldn’t top, I shit you not. SPOILERS BEWARE: Jailtime, kidnapping, and attempted dismemberment and maybe perhaps a night of drunken debauchery? Top that all off with some good old family feuding and self loathing and what have you got but a deliciously toxic mix of kick ass.
Now, some of the Bad: Unfortunately, for me The Cormorant started to fall short after about the 40% mark, lacking some of the punch that I had experienced in the previous two books. I could blame this on myself as I was amping myself up for an even bigger and badder nasty villain than before. In that respect I have to say I was…let down. Ok so was the villain sick, twisted, and a realistic type creep? Yes, yes and yes. So why then Tabitha were you disappointed? I can’t say that I know exactly why. This and several things about the latter part of the plot just didn’t quite light my fire in the same way. Perhaps I was just anticipating more than what I got or something different. There was some good, there was some bad, there was the hurt me so good ugly but even so I find myself fence sitting on this one a bit.
The Cormorant was still a good addition to the Miriam Black series. She does go through some reality checks and a smidge of growing up and self realizations that no doubt have been a long time coming. I can tell there is definitely more in store for her and hopefully the next installment will return me to the heapings of love for Miriam’s badassery. Because of course you know I plan to continue.