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- File Size: 3656 KB
- Print Length: 449 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Brown Street Books (18 April 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004XDACV2
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 270 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #977 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Irreparable Harm (Sasha McCandless Legal Thriller Book 1) Kindle Edition
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One thing that always drives me nuts with books like this is the heroine is tiny - and yet manages to fight off huge men, sometimes two at a time. She also doesn't do as she's told (that plot idea is really getting tired) and walks into risky situations that most normal women would walk away from (I know I would).
I was actually really surprised to come on to write this review - and find the author is female. I would have placed money on it being a man as there is what I would consider far too much page space taken up by fight descriptions (Krav Maga). Personally my preference, in a book, is just to have a couple of lines and then the outcome. Not page after page of which arm was twisted and at what angle, where someone was kicked etc. For me when I read a fight scene I start trying to envisage the positions that have been described and I lose concentration.
It's hard to put my finger on it - but I didn't really warm to Sasha or any of the other characters. I read to the end to find out how it wrapped up - but even that left me feeling a little "meh".
To wrap up - for a free book , it was ok. Might not of been so happy if I'd paid for it. Showed some promise.
Finally I am not the least bit interested in the pecking order in law firms in America. OK that is the author's background and she may well find it absolutely fascinating. But it left me cold and I didn't think it added to my understanding of what was happening. In fact I was so bored that I flicked through those passages.
Did I read the story right to the end - yes. Am I glad that I didn't pay for it - yes. Would I pay £3.99 for the next book in the series - no.
The problem with McCandless is that she’s almost invincible. She’s able to win every fight, either with her skills as a lawyer or as a student of Krav Maga. As a consequence I never really felt that she was in any peril, and the fight sequences (A little too technical for my taste) and court room skirmishes were less exciting as a result.
McCandless is driven by her professionalism and obligations as a lawyer, which she places ahead of other human life and relationships. This makes her an interesting character but also makes it hard to like her. Although her actions inadvertently result in the death of one innocent person and the jeopardising of other innocent lives McCandless doesn’t really seem to feel any emotional conflict. Agent Connelly could have provided an interesting counterbalance, challenging her conscience and exploring the difference between what is morally right and legally correct, however the author seemed reluctant to challenge McCandless’s motivations and wasn’t interested in developing Connelly as a character. Overall it was an enjoyable read but nothing exceptional.
When a plane crashes with no survivors owned by one of her employers clients Sasha is soon up to her tiny neck in murder and mayhem, fortunately she is an expert in Krav Maga a martial art i for one have never heard of, but proves useful on several occasions.
This book grips from first to last page and i heartily recommend it
I won't be reading any more of this series.
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Rest of the series is just as good.