Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Buffalo Bayou by Tom Abrahams


I like crime thrillers, so I thought I'd give this new to me author Tom Abrahams a try as his novel Buffalo Bayou sounded intriguing. Plus, Tom Abrahams was being recommended to the fans of Michael Connelly, Karin Slaughter, and James Patterson. So, I figured why not give this noir crime thriller a try?

Buffalo Bayou by Tom Abrahams is a very dark novel set in Houston, Texas. I found the writing good, but can't say this is a must read for fans of Michael Connelly, Karin Slaughter, and James Patterson mainly because I can't recall reading anything written by Karin Slaughter or James Patterson... And I haven't read enough of Michael Connelly's works to know if this novel would be a firm fit for his fans.

Buffalo Bayou by Tom Abrahams is an interesting read... I liked it and it kept my attention overall. The two best features I liked about Buffalo Bayou by Tom Abrahams are ones that I feel would be spoilers for those that would like to read this novel. So that puts a damper on being able to state what I liked best about this read.

Below is the plot summary for Buffalo Bayou by Tom Abrahams from Audible:
Detective John Druitt is new to homicide. His first case is a young woman found in an urban bayou. He immediately sees clues that lead him places he doesn't want to go. But his own demons may be the clue to solving the mystery of the woman's death. And as the case widens, so do his new partner's suspicions about his past and motivations.

Buffalo Bayou is a dark, psychological thriller perfect for fans of Michael Connelly, Karin Slaughter, and James Patterson.
I am giving Buffalo Bayou by Tom Abrahams a rating of 3 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!


  1. I had not heard of this author or his novel but I'm always interested in books set in Houston since I live right next door to it and have spent a lot of time there. I might have to check this one out.