The Drop by Michael Connelly
Mystery by Jonathan Kellerman
This is the first book I've read by this author. It started out as if it was another he man macho detective or cop, who would single handedly out fight out think out shoot, everyone else on earth and who is an expert on absolutely everything.
But after the first act of violence, committed by a SWAT officer when called out on a domestic scene, the switch to character studies and a more complex twisted plot made me look back to see if the book was woman written, by chance. It was.
The wife of the man the Swat guy shoots, turns towards the shattered window, through which the fatal bullet flew to kill her abusive husband, and mouths "thank you". "Wtf?" Bobby, the officer involved, thinks.
Bobby's life quickly spirals down. He feels guilty for killing a man, conflicted about the scene, and his fellow officers, seem out to get him, with the help of the dead man's father, a very very powerful judge, with his own twisted secrets. And who was the wife, the woman, with the sickly child, whose husband he just killed? Will the deadly psycho, from her childhood, make a reappearance?
Decent read, I thought.