- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 668 KB
- Print Length: 276 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008DKD4H0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #933,005 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Critical Value Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
From a technical point of view, it needed better editing. In places it read as if changes were made, but the original text remained. Also, in parts there were extra words in sentances and words left out of sentances - for example, at Location 1690 'There was funeral taking place'. This is a very small gripe, I've read ebooks with much, much worse grammar, spelling and typos. So I'd like to repeat myself and say I enjoyed this book, it was great for a debut novel and I would read another book by D.C. Gogan.
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Adam, psychology student, is coasting through his final year of university, working on his thesis. He is worried of just how little effort he is putting in to his academic life and personal relationships. It's all seems so easy. Then murder is committed and Adam becomes reluctant participant in unfolding events.
I really enjoyed the psychological drama of 'Critical Value'. Author quite masterfully related to the reader a rich world of students inner lives. An introduction of violence in to Adams world and his consequent 'lose of innocence' is heartfelt and real.
It is with decisions, that characters start making about 50% in to the book, that I had a problem with.
Example: Adam gets a phone call from his friend to come and see him and told not to call the police. What would you do if your friend said that? How often would you get that kind of invitation and don't suspect anything wrong? Characters just kept on putting themselves in a harms way even after they got warned of danger.
Plot holes increased from then on. I just don't buy the premise of a wimp standing up to a bunch of psychopathic, sadistic bullies, getting 'carp' kicked out of him and still win the day.
Five stars for an author' insight in to a human nature, minus 2 stars for a stupid decision making.
The author could definitely benefit from a better editor. He/she has no idea of the correct usage of the words me, myself and I. After numerous errors, it became a bit annoying. Several other mistakes were made, but these were the worst.
the story unfolds at a rapid rate, drawing you in more and more, into the emotions and fear of the main character, a humble student finishing his last year.
a murderer, a psychopath, a sexual predator, police, FBI,a honda civic and psychologists. it has everything that you could ask for.
when you pick this book up you wont want to put it down, a complete page turner.
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