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Product details

  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Famous Books (10 Jun. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0987796712
  • ISBN-13: 978-0987796714
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
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About the Author

Born in Scotland, living in Canada and writing fast-paced U.S. fiction, Grant McKenzie likes to wear a kilt and toque with his six-guns. An internationally published thriller author (Switch; No Cry For Help) often compared to Harlan Coben and Linwood Barclay, Grant also has a secret identity as mystery writer m.c. grant whose series debut Angel With A Bullet is being released by Midnight Ink in September. http://grantmckenzie.net

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Having acquired a Kindle for my birthday, I was looking for something good to read on it. I had previously read the print editions of Grant's other novels, Switch and No Cry For Help and had enjoyed them immensely. So, I decided that the first Kindle novel I would read would be "K.A.R.M.A". My decision was richly rewarded.

The synopsis of the story is listed above, so I won't go into that. I will only comment that it was an interesting story concept and well executed by the author. There is some 'colourful language' and some scenes which are graphic in nature. Therefore, I might suggest that 'sensitive souls' might be better finding something else to read. However, there is nothing I haven't read elsewhere in popular thrillers currently available. Everything adds a realism to the characters and story setting.

The tension is taut throughout the story and you constantly have that nagging feeling that there are some twists on the way but you can't be sure exactly what. The twists do come and build to a satisfying climax.

Overall, this is another winner from the storyspinner, Grant McKenzie!
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Another brilliant book from Grant McKenzie who has quickly established himself as one of the best thriller writers in the business.

KARMA (Kids Against Rape, Murder, Abuse) is a group of kids taking violent, bloody revenge against their abusers - all coordinated through secret online chatrooms by the mysterious Cypher.
Hackett - a freelance photographer - gets lucky and captures photographs of the first murder scene but that only drags him, his friends and family in to KARMA's web.

The plot fizzes along, the characters are well drawn and interesting. I certainly hope we get to see more of Hackett, Fats and Chandra!
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This is the third book of Grant McKenzies I have read. Like the other two it is a brilliant read and I enjoyed every second of it! I can highly recommend this book as well as Switch and No Cry For Help.
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This book review is by Janet Parry but as the download was done on this account I could not let this title pass without review. Grant McKenzie deserves better than what he gets. He is of equal calibre to Linwood Barclay and Harlan Coben, his novels are fresh, gripping and real page turners. I have loved every single thing this author has turned out, K.A.R.M.A is exceptional. Not only is the story an excellent narrative, it is gritty and touches a very sad and traumatic subject, on ethat lurks beneath so many lives. Grant has managed to create a believeable story that held me from the opening sentance. The mystery is tinged with pity, for this is not your usual murder mystery, today such people exisit and this book gives an insight and understanding for compassion for such victims. Read it you won't be sorry. Janet Parry.
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Done something wrong? It may be about to catch up with you. That's the premise of this tale as abused kids seek retribution.

It's a thoroughly good read that keeps you turning the pages all the way to the end. I never noticed any spelling mistakes (they seem commenplace elsewear :) ) so either there are none or the story was too good for them to spoil.

Don't miss out, buy this book.
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Another fantastic book from Grant McKenzie, really enjoyable and impossible to put down. Really hope that we haven't seen the last of these characters as I'd love to see them again in another book in the future. The story line is interesting, witty and enjoyable throughout. Would recommend this book to anyone, and personally I cannot wait for his next book to be released.
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This is a book that's difficult to read at times and so, because I only give 5* to books that I want to read again, I struggled with rating it. But felt I had to give it an extra * for tackling a difficult topic really well.

It's not a "child abuse" story as such. In fact it's pretty hard to categorise it at all. Hackett is a pot smoking freelance photographer, scanning the police radio to try and get his scoop. When he heads to a public toilet in a park, following up on a lead of a brutally murdered man, little does he know what chain of events he is setting in motion.

But the underlying current of the book (without giving too much away) is the pain and helplessness of abused boys and girls. The writing is skilful as, at times, it only takes a paragraph describing a boy who's tired, dirty, hungry and scared to go home to paint a vivid picture. Powerfully written.

And, in between, we come to know Hackett's dysfunctional family, his beautiful and ambitious girlfriend (Chandra) and his deaf geek-withdrawn-from-the-world friend, Fats. When the chips are down and Hackett is in trouble will Fats be able to overcome his crippling agoraphobia?

Don't be put off (as I almost was) by an early passage of chat-room speak between Cipher, Needle, Theresa and others. It's a crucial part of the storyline that the characters in this book are all chained to the Internet in different ways. And not all of them are using it for good things.

I have to recommend that you read this book. There are some difficult (fairly brutal) scenes - but they are kept short and don't feel gratuitous.
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