Monthly Archives: January 2019

Dead Lands by Lloyd Otis

This book was one I was given as a secret date with a book. I am going to say it was an intriguing read as it is the genre I love but it was very complex.

Part of the main story is fairly straight forward, there has been a murder and it needs solving. That bits fine and dandy, but then there are other officers who just seem to be in the story for causing trouble or keeping secrets. Some of the police officers back story seem to make no mark on the plot at all and just adds to the confusion of characters.

Like I just mentioned there seems to be a hell of a lot of characters and some of them but not all link together, some just appear only to disappear straight afterwards. Then there are characters that are mentioned and never met!

While I like a plot twist and all but I feel the story would have been better if there were fewer characters and once the plot had twisted it explained why and didn’t just finish.

A fairly adequate read for a free book.

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Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard

This book came to my attention as one of my friends had read it an enjoyed previously so I thought I would give it a go. I wouldn’t say I’m going to collect this author now but the book was very enjoyable.

It certainly lived up to its psychological thriller status as it slowly built momentum, you could feel the main character Adam’s frustration over the circumstances in which his girlfriend goes missing. No one wants to believe that something bad has happened but in his heart he knows different and is determined to find out.

There are a few twists and turns along the way but by no means is there a huge plot twist at the end like I kept reading about. If your a lover of thrillers and crime you can probably work out what happend and who was involved fairly easily but it still makes for a great read, this would have been a great holiday book.

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