The premise, the story, and the characters were all good. Kick, the main character, is a great herione, and the potential of where this series can go ..Show More »is very intriguing. But there were some flaws in the development.
The character development was odd to me. There's a difference between giving the character some depth and history and making the character someone the reader cares about and believes in. There was a lot of energy and detail around Kick. She has a lot of history, and a lot of emotions that go into her solving mysteries--all of that was really interesting. But there were some contradictions in her development that I had a hard time with, so I was taken out of just enjoying the story by stopping and thinking "hmmm, that didn't make sense."
Kick's relationships with the other characters weren't developed very well. I didn't buy the relationship with the other action hero Bishop, or her friend James, or the man from her past, Mel. She liked them then hated them, then trusted them, then pointed her gun at them, then cried over them, then cared more about her dog then she did her friends, it was just too contradictory to be real.
With all that said, I WILL read the next one, with hope that the bumpy writing smooths out. The potential is that good.
The narrator was great, she was perfectly invisible, I didn't notice her and could just concentrate on the story.
I recommend this book, but would say keep expectations low. Think of it like watching the pilot of a show that could be really great, once the kinks are worked out.