I almost never spend $9.99 for an ebook! I almost never read past a few pages or chapters of the ones i do buy...much less read to the end as fast as i can . I have a very hard time finding authors who write so (seemingly) effortlessly that I relish every part of the book without knowing why.
I am so glad I found this author. Generally I don't read mysteries because these days they can be gory, but this book is just right in every way. Murders along the way, but not gory. A likable, intelligent main character who isn't a slob, dysfunctional, drunk or crazy. A man who takes charge and knows what to do. An interesting story that moves fast and empowers the female support character. A satisfying ending that wraps up all loose ends. And along the way makes brief asides to explain and entertain... i can't believe it took me so long to stumble across this author.
This is one of those authors who gets to break all the writing rules because he's so good. I read along, thinking, wow, look at all these simple sentences, casual descriptions, "WAS" used freely...because the way he writes is just so darned easy to read. It kept me guessing. I did figure out one detail, but certainly not all. I spent a wonderful amount of hours reading this...and darn it all, i'm going to have to spend another $9.99 to read another book. Not fair!
This may not be the most amazingly brilliant storyline ever written, but it was absolutely the most entertaining writing i have read in a very long time.