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3.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre, 22 Aug 2012
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This review is from: Vigilante (VIGILANTE Series) (Kindle Edition)
"Vigilante" poses the difficult moral question of how to feel about a criminal that kills individuals who are "evil" or that have committed horrific acts, whether they are domestic abuse, rape or murder. And this vigilante killer sends messages to the police after every killing; messages that cannot be traced and seem to almost not exist. The lead detective engages in a chase for the killer in which he never seems to get ahead and he begins to wonder whether the culprit lies closer to home than expected.

The basis of the novel is interesting and certainly has its merits although the narration and style of writing is not as sophisticated as you might hope. It certainly "gets the job done" but there is no flair or elegant prose within which is disappointing when readers, such as myself, know that modern crime writing can be undertaken in a thoughtful and striking manner rather than merely writing for the sake of a plot.

The plot has peaks and troughs of interest and at points, I alternately felt eager to continue and then eager for the book to finish. The finale is intriguing and as this is a series, I would be interested to know it continues however, this was a free download and I probably wouldn't pay for the second in the series.

This isn't a particularly hard-hitting novel with literary merit - the style of the author is not comparable to say, Harlen Coben, Tess Gerritsen or Jeffrey Deaver, but it is an easy to read so-so thriller that will serve you well if you are looking for a brief but not absorbing distraction.
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