- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 700 KB
- Print Length: 312 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing (22 July 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008OA0SD2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #258,090 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The events in Oracle could only take place at the time of the Olympics (not to give too much of the plot away) and J. C. Martin has written a riveting, fast paced, page turner of a debut novel with plenty of twists and turns along the way. The pace never lets up from page 1 and I never felt the need to skip a passage or two (again very rare for me!).
I really liked the central character Kurt Lancer and his domestic set-up with daughter Megan and brother Reggie and also his working relationship with colleagues Blaize and Holloway. There is a tendency these days for books to be padded out with reams of stuff about the private lives of the detectives and indeed, in Oracle, we learn a lot about Kurt and his personal problems and also those of Blaize and Holloway are also touched on. But for me there wasn't enough. I really engaged with all three characters and hope J. C. writes a sequel so we can find out what happens next to these three very interesting, different characters.
The book has been very well plotted and researched and I strongly recommend it to anyone who likes crime novels of any type - I guarantee you won't be disappointed!
I liked the characters and in particular the relationship between Kurt, Meghan and Reggie but also that between Kurt, Blaize and Holloway. The unresolved issues, particularly regarding Reggie, suggest a follow up book which I would encourage J C Martin to write! However, I thought at times that Kurt's personal "issues" were a bit overdone and intruded into the story too much. I know it's important to get to know characters but I was much more interested in who the killer was and how Kurt was going to catch him.
I read this book as the Olympics were starting and the Olympic backdrop was interesting although the book will be very readable at any time. I also enjoyed the mythological aspects which gave the book added interest.
I also particularly liked the way the story was told from different points of view. I thought this was dealt with very well and that each voice was convincing.
Although there is no great twist at the end, the book is fast paced and the tension builds to an exciting and satisfying end. This is a very good read and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes crime thrillers. I look forward to reading more by J C Martin.
I believe the author had a great insight into her ideas and where she wanted the book to go.
I along with others am waiting for the next book which I hope can meet my expectations
A great read that kept me from putting the book down, well done!!!!
The link to the Olympics did not seem forced and I thought the use myth was very cleverly used.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes contemporary crime fiction, an excellent first novel.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved this book! I was hooked from beginning to end, just couldn't put it down. Managed to read the book in 24 hours and was desperate for more! Fantastic readPublished on 6 Oct. 2013 by Stephk90
Just finished this exciting thriller and I recommend it to all who enjoy a good crime, mystery or thriller. Read morePublished on 26 Aug. 2013 by R. Clarke
I found myself warming to the protagonist..."Oracle" was an enjoyable read. Sometimes a little OTT, especially in the description of the 'bad guy' and his visions, but overall the... Read morePublished on 30 July 2013 by Bex
Was a fantastic book! It kept me guessing throughout and was a really enjoyable ending hope to hear more soon!Published on 31 Dec. 2012 by Rebecca Martin
nice crime story with a twist. i am hoping for a second book! the main character is particularly well created in my opinionPublished on 1 Sept. 2012 by M
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