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Fast-paced golf mystery aptly named!
on 12 April 2009
Sudden Death is one of those books that you pick up, and don't want to put down. The story moves at a pace similar to what I imagine the big golf tournaments do - it speeds by, with moments where you hold your breath, riveted in the moment, eager for what will happen next.
I can sometimes guess endings to novels, but this time I was fooled - the book had a fantastic surprise ending worthy of its title. Though I don't golf much, I did enjoy the game, (in spite of golf-ball topping being my unfortunate specialty) and I can appreciate what it must be like at the elite levels. The sections describing the game were very interesting, and very well done. Getting a sense of the ultra-competitive, and oftentimes glamorous life of a top athlete in the world of golf was tantalizing. It makes me wish I was one of them!
Sudden Death is a fast, sharp murder-mystery that does indeed live up to its name. It has highly entertaining lead characters that are so fully fleshed out, you can very well imagine them walking into the room. I felt rewarded by the book, first because it's a good read, and second because I feel that I now know more about the world of pro golf - this book is an exhilarating peek into something the average person will never experience.
If you are in the mood for a quick, fun, interesting, fast-paced murder mystery, then Sudden Death is your book!
Rai Aren, co-author of Secret of the Sands