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Cops, Plots, and Serial Killers

Updated on November 2, 2015

Disclaimer

I was sent a free copy of The Dead Letter by Finley Martin in exchange only for my honest and unbiased review of The Dead Letter by Finley Martin.

Review

As I wrote above: "I was sent a free copy of The Dead Letter by Finley Martin in exchange only for my honest and unbiased review of The Dead Letter by Finley Martin."

I really loved the way Finley Martin formatted this book each chapter has the date right under the chapter number. As a reader this helped me to keep the time line straight and allowed for easy time skips that made sense. The beginning of this book was my favorite because it pulled me right in. No useless background information or time wasted getting to know every little detail about the characters instead. The Dead Letter by Finley Martin opened with an affair, a pregnancy, and a murder all in one chapter. The first chapter leaves the reader with a sting of questions just waiting for the book to answer.

  • Who was the lover?
  • Who does the baby belong to?
  • Why did she stray?
  • Why did he kill her?
  • Will he get away with it?
  • What will the lover do?

I truly enjoyed reading The Dead Letter by Finley Martin and I hope that Finley Martin continues to write such amazing books. If you enjoy cop shows like Hawaii Five-O, Blue Bloods, and or other procedural cops shows that you will enjoy The Dead Letter by Finley Martin. I personally was a big fan of how the reader knows who the murderer is, but the characters don't it makes the book very unique compared to others in the genre.

Disclaimer

I was sent a free copy of Double Cross (FBI: Houston) by DiAnn Mills in exchange only for my honest and unbiased review of Double Cross (FBI: Houston) by DiAnn Mills.

Double Cross (FBI: Houston) by DiAnn Mills

Double Cross (FBI: Houston) by DiAnn Mills is a novel that focuses on FBI Agent Laurel Evertson’s investigation into a scam targeting the elderly. The case leads her to Morton Wilmington, a felon she once arrested. Police Officer Daniel Hilton fears his grandparents may be the scammer’s next targets, and he’ll force inter-agency cooperation to save them. As the trio uncovers evidence that suggests the scam is more deadly than they imagined, they find themselves in the cross-hairs of a killer.

Review

As I wrote in the disclaimer: "I was sent a free copy of Double Cross (FBI: Houston) by DiAnn Mills in exchange only for my honest and unbiased review of Double Cross (FBI: Houston) by DiAnn Mills."

Make sure not to go into this book with the high expectations of it taking off at a fast pace from the get go. Make no mistake this is a very good book and I enjoyed reading it after I got about a fourth of the way through it. The beginning is very slow, but if you can stick it out then you are in for a treat. I really enjoyed reading about how the FBI Agent, the Cop, and the criminal worked together. I was left feeling like I would have prefered even more action on the trio. I have always been a big fan of the cop or agent and criminal working together. This book reminded me of white collar in a a lot of ways. I only wish the book had gone more into the psychology of the crimes, but that has more to with me being a psych student than a reader. Overall I enjoyed reading the book and I would like to read more books by this author. I just hope in the future the books get moving faster. Less background more action.

Disclaimer

I was sent a free copy of The First Hostage: A J. B. Collins Novel by Joel C. Rosenberg in exchange only for my honest and unbiased review of The First Hostage: A J. B. Collins Novel by Joel C. Rosenberg.

Review

I was sent a free copy of The First Hostage: A J. B. Collins Novel by Joel C. Rosenberg in exchange only for my honest and unbiased review of The First Hostage: A J. B. Collins Novel by Joel C. Rosenberg.

First thing I noticed when I opened the book was the list of characters. The book laid out a list of characters and their position in this book. This section made it easier for me as a reader because I could come back to that section as needed to make sure I knew who was who.

"The President of the United States... is missing." With this one line the attention of the reader is captured and the book truly begins in earnest.

Typically when I read a book with the main plot being terrorism it takes place mainly in the United States of America. This book gave that idea a whole new spin. This book takes place mainly in Amman, Joedan. It focuses on a reporter who is at the side of the Kind and is informed the President of the United States of America is missing. When the reporter's editor refuses to print the story without knowing the source the reporter decides to break the story himself on Twitter. I really liked the use of modern technology in the book many books on terrorism either use made up tech, tech that is old, or that does not yet exist. This was a refreshing change.

I enjoyed the fast pace of the book and the voice of the author. The author just had a way of writing that made everything just make perfect sense with no plot holes. I really enjoyed reading about the reporter as normally the "hero" if a federal agent or someone in the military having the book focus on a journalist was a nice change from the expected story line.

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