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This review is from: Vigilante (Jessica Daniel Book 2) (Kindle Edition)
As in the first in the series, "Locked In", this is a fast paced story with a (generally) believable lead character. Unlike "Locked In", however, the denouement is much more believable and leads to a satisfactory ending.
Whilst the story telling is good, gripping at times, I find parts of the writing style very irritating. "Pretty much" is a very overused phrase these days (and what is wrong with "almost"?). I can understand why is is used in direct speech but it has no place in the narrative, particularly when it is used three or four times in the same paragraph.
I also cannot understand why the author chooses to use Americanisms. Particularly grating in the omission of "and" in verb clusters. So, we get such constructions as "go fetch", "go look" etc rather than the English "go and fetch" and so on.
Characters call the police "detective", rather than the English usage of "sergeant" or "constable" and there is also overuse in the narrative of "the detective..." rather than the less clumsy "she".
These usages just not sit right in a novel with English characters in and English setting.