I actually logged in to write a positive review of this book and was rather surprised by the negative comments.
Poor writing is usually something I pick up on and of which I am critical. Some of my reviews on other books have been damning. I have to say though that I did not notice the kinds of extensive or serious errors in the text I read that some previous reviews allude to. Yes, a few faults, but nothing that interrupted the flow too badly. I wonder if it has been re-edited since then?
But back to my own review. When I started the book I felt the writing style was a little immature, perhaps even condescending. My initial thoughts were that I wasn't going to like it.
However, somewhere after the first twenty pages or so, I began to get drawn in by the story and the writing style seemed to improve. In the end I read it at one sitting, which is usually an indication that the story has gripped me - and I read a LOT of books, too many of which languish for days between accesses when they fail to engage me.
The story seemed sufficiently convoluted and well plotted to intrigue me and the main characters felt easy to relate to and like. Perhaps the characterisation is a bit shallow at times but I knew I wasn't reading classic literature so I was more interested in pacing and the overall storyline. As a police procedural, it has a number of holes in it. It fails to live up to the standard of my favourite genre author, Ian Rankin with the Rebus series. Nonetheless, if I were going to be hypercritical of every potential factual inaccuracy I probably wouldn't be reading fiction.
I chose the book at random to read on my Kindle. It was free, what did I have to lose? (Mind you I have downloaded a few that I felt were overpriced at free!!) I was just looking for a light, entertaining read and it provided that. I have no cause to complain and think the book deserves better than the negative reviews suggest. Worth at least a try.