- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 227 KB
- Print Length: 71 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 3844228616
- Publisher: The People and Art Factory (4 July 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008KE83AC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
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The main characters - Cordelia Storm (Cordy), a police detective with 'psychic 'powers, who paints in her spare time, and her similarly gifted partner, an Aboriginal detective called Geoff - are rather one dimensional (especially Geoff) and these characters could have been filled out and made more reaistic to make the story better.
The story is about a man who rapes or murders or kidnaps young women in various places around Australia. We know he had a dreadful, twisted childhood and his reasons for his crime, so there is no interest there.
The duo set off to capture the man -after he has been identified in a rather rapid investigation based on nothing at all!! They do not ask for back-up or tell anyone what they are doing. Cordelia's father has somehow been captured in spite of being protected, we are never given any details how this happens, he just suddenly appears tied into a booby-trapped chair in the place the 2 psychic detectives have gone to find the man (never mind they had no evidence he had done the crimes or proof to arrest him on). Next thing the 'arrest' is all over. We are not told exactly what happened and what we are told is so far-fetched it is laughable.Any more description would spoil what little story there is.
The book is only 165 pages in all -includng prologue and pages about the author (I did not read the latter). I finished it in 2 sittings and was left frustrated at its lack of story-line and all the loose ends.
The characters could easily be developed and a really good series of books could come from this idea, but I suspect the author had his eye on a TV series and didn't bother to flesh out his characters or the story-line.
I would not recommend this book or look for any more by this self-published author. I'm glad it was free.
I gave it one star as it was free and one for the Austalian scenery! There are no stars for the storyline at all.
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