- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1332 KB
- Print Length: 194 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Pendan Publishing; 1st edition (31 Jan. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00746WF4C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #398,182 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Few pages in and I started to question whether this is really the final product or whether I am reading a first draft. For me, the characters felt flat and unlikeable and there are many actual errors! For example - on one page Trevor Malloy wears his coat open but right on the next one he unbuttons his coat to impress the first victim with his Burberry attire. There is also quite a few spelling mistakes which any decent proofreader could spot miles ahead (know x now) and the same characters are described and introduced over and over again. I also was under the impression that the author is mildly obsessed with some words like `dapper' and `yuppie'. There is nothing wrong with these words and they can clearly describe certain trade of the character but to use them frequently in space of several pages is just excessive and irritating. Not to mention that they were always linked to the same characters. Why doesn't the author use the characters' names instead?! Author also has a certain way of using phrases and metaphors. They are just odd phrases that never properly sit within the situation or scenario. I even caught myself guessing what ridiculous blurb the character is going to say next to further trash any good parts that the book has left.Read more ›
This book starts brilliantly, and had me hooked by the end of chapter one - it is probably one of the best starts to a book I've read for a long time. The story begins with a charming man flirting with a woman, then boarding a train. The rest of the book follows the lead up to this moment where the two join the train before the `twist' and climax you'd expect from a good thriller.
A Smudge of Gray is a good thriller, and gory with the details and descriptions of the murders that take place. As Sturak describes Detective Boise, you feel tired for him - this guy works all day and night to chase down the murderer and you feel his pain - a clear demonstration of the skilled writer that Sturak is.
I suspect this book will keep most readers guessing and will certainly keep you enthralled as the story begins to reveal itself. I have to admit that I has guessed the twist quite early on but that in no way diminishes the appeal of the book and the manner in which the twist is revealed to the characters and the reader.
A good book with an interesting turn of events that I'm sure will keep many readers guessing until the final pages.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Didn't like this book, persevered to the end to see if it would improve but no such luck. Just lost a couple of hours I'll never get back.Published 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
I do like serial killer novels, and this was one of the better ones with action and suspense throughout. And a twist at the end.....perfect.Published 1 month ago by Henry Kolbeinsen
Could not put this book down. The end was a real shock. Really enjoyed reading this and would recommend to all who like thrillers.Published 3 months ago by Stephen J. Fairbrother
I'm afraid it was just too blood thirsty for me and my husband to continue reading. Not my gendre but I was willing to try.Published 6 months ago by Ann T
Definitely different to other books I have read. A really great book with a surprising ending. I highly recommend itPublished 8 months ago by Sebastian
Gave up at chapter 11, just couldn't get into it and didn't like the writing stylePublished 8 months ago by Rach541
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