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GIRL JACKED: Detective Jack Stratton Mystery Series (Detective Jack Stratton Mystery Thriller Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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He is working as a cop when Alice finds him to ask for help. Their foster sister Michelle has gone missing.
Little by little the plot unravels and horror is uncovered.
This is a good, compelling novel.
While you could classify it as a mystery thriller, it doesn't conform to some norms in this genre. As in any mystery novel, you expect your sleuths to engage their wits in uncovering the perpetrator of a heinous crime or murder. That is a given. However, in 'Girl Jacked,' this heinous crime/murder is not confirmed till you've read about a third of the book. This in no way takes away from the beauty of this story as we get to root for the main protagonists: Jack Stratton and Alice a.k.a Replacement. Officer Jack Stratton has to find the killer of his foster sister, Michelle and clear her good name which is tarnished by the incidents surrounding her death.
Greyson writes in a way that is vivid and puts the reader smack bang in the middle of the action taking place on the page. The dialogue in the book is witty and fast paced. There was a lot of internal monologue in the book that served to add value to the action taking place. I haven’t seen this much use of internal monologue in a while and some people might find it distracting but I got used to it after a few pages.
I found the chemistry between Jack and Replacement was akin to a big brother and his little sister although there were moments when the sexual tension between them was a bit uncomfortable. Replacement is a worthy side-kick and I believe inherits some of the author’s background in the Computer Science world. Don’t expect to delight in guessing ‘whodunit’ as you read this book but rather enjoy the evolving relationship between Jack and Replacement as they discover a world filled with inflated egos, sadistic ambitions and barbaric violence.
I’ll be reading the other books in this series and have a feeling it’s only going to get better and better.
Jack is a believable central character and what's nice is he doesn't go around beating people to pulp to appear tough.
If you like Lee Childs or anyone like that, then you have to read this book. This guy is going far! Can't wait for the second book.
Jack is troubled (cliche alert). He was a soldier in Iraq and lost his best buddy (Michele’s and Replacement’s brother). He blames himself and the demons return when he feels he is also letting Michele down. So he oversteps the mark, gets in trouble with his boss and ends up on traffic duty. Michele was a computer-whizz. It helps that Replacement is too and she is able to do miraculous things with phones and the net
At the college where Michele was supposed to have transferred to there is an expert on the effects of drugs on the mind. When Jack contacts him he sees he is a weirdo (bound to me a suspect then). He runs a whole department investigating through brain scans. He has a prodigy as an assistant and the biggest MRI machine in the world.
And then it gets silly, but that’s not the only irritant in this book. Firstly there’s the repetitive intrusion of Jack’s thoughts into the narrative. Italicised sentences mark the spot when he thinks something. Then there’s the obsession with cars which purr and roar, hug the road, accelerate wildly - all geek stuff. But worst of all is the teenage relationship between Jack and Replacement. She’s obviously attracted to him, and he to her, but he respects her too much to take it anywhere. But the simpering, the sexual tension, the self-denial, the sentimentality, it’s just too, too much.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed this book as much as the first book. Jack seems to have matured as the story progressed . Have to download the next story Jack Knifed.Published 2 days ago by Susan Pugh
Great book, it keeps you wanting to keep reading! I would definitely recommend this book if you enjoy good thrillersPublished 24 days ago by EW
I really enjoyed this book . The shorthand me captivated all the way through. Hopefully the second book will be free at some point. Well worth a read and a definite page turner.Published 1 month ago by LooseBoots
It's a book with two or more stories in it the more you read the more it will get out of it.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Really liked the whole story. It ran at a great pace. Parts of the story braugh tears to my eyes. Will definightly be reading more from Jack StratonPublished 4 months ago by Robert Thompson
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