I want to like this book. It's my first by this author, and I doubt I'll buy more. I'm glad this was $.99. I feel it's poorly written. I'm not sure how it got past an editor. The author uses odd expressions that don't make sense ("One by one my street became quiet again" or "I felt like a parrot. Press record and pull the string") Her subjects/verbs don't always agree, the main character talks like a teenager, the teenage character is way over the top in the irritating category. I finished it because I wanted to know how it ended. The answer is - it ended abruptly. Fortunately, it's a quick read and I didn't lose too many hours.
Disjointed and fragmented. Sketchy character development and limping plot. Monroe never developed out of two dimensions and most of the other forgettable people stayed flat. It was as if the author felt she had to use every dramatic device she had before she forgot about them. Entirely forgettable.
This book started out pretty good and gets your interest (In the past). Then after those few pages you speed ahead to the present and are introduced to Sloane. From that point on it is a very boring read thru to about 50% of the book where it finally can ties into the beginning of the book (the past). This is where I am right now.....if the book gets boring again..I will read the last chapter to see how it ends and never buy another Sloane book again.
The writing style is so immature. The first few pages about the Past gabbed my attention right away, but once the story changed to the Present ... It became "Huh? What the ...?!" I am putting this in my "Not Worth Reading" collection.
Okay but left me hanging. First book I read was better and don't think I will invest time in another. Sloane is getting a little dark and unbelievable. Can't quite put my finger on it but from time to time her reactions leave me thinking "really?" They just don't match the situation. Maybe she needs to be a little less complex and not so cynical about everything and everyone.
I want to like this book. The story is creative and interesting. However, the writing reminds me of a high school girl talking and chewing gum. In the prologue there is a mis-match between the nouns and verb in a sentence. I don't know how this book passed through the hands of an editor or the set of professionals the author says review all her books.
6/1956, Willie Compton (13, brother), & Leonard Compton (younger brother) we’re walking/arguing with each other at the same time. Leonard Slinky jumped out of his hand & took a tumble downward in a dark tunnel. Willie went to get their mother/Harvey (dad). Park City, UT. Melody Sinclair (director/screenwriter, NYU) submitted a new film Bed of Bones to the Sundance Film Festival.
Brynn Rowland, Terry (asst. director) Ronnie Chapman (Terry’s asst.) could not wait. The premiere sold out. BOOM! Summit Medical Center (Heber). Giovanni Luciana (mafia, Maddie’s on/off-again BF) was in ICU. Lucio did not survive. Madison “Maddie” FBI SA Carlo Luciana (brother), Daniela Luciana (Giovanni’s sister), went to see him. FBI SA Luciana came to see Maddie. He wanted to hire Sloane Monroe (PI), & Detective Cade McCoy to help him find Melody. She/body was missing from the explosion. Brynn (asst., Ronnie’s GF) had been abducted from the hospital. Victoria Broderick (actress) was also missing. What bizarre news did Sloane find out from Walter “Butch” Thornton? A BOLO alert had been issued for Shelby.
What happened to Detective Carlo Luciana? What happened to Angela Rivers? Would the Sundance Killer be caught & brought to justice?
I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Only an honest one.
A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. Wow, a very well written murder mystery book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great murder mystery movie, or better yet a mini TV series. A very easy rating of 5 stars.
Thank you for the free author; Kindle Pixie Publishing; Amazon Digital Services LLC.; book Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
A fan of Bradshaw books, this was very different plot. One has to keep plodding along to connect all the characters, it goes from the past to the present, before you can figure out what did happen in the past. Then the mafia is added as boyfriends, relationships don't develop because of all the secrets. This story would be for someone taking time to stay with it till done. Not to stop and pick up later.