- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 688 KB
- Print Length: 51 pages
- Publisher: Quercus (12 Mar. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007G8M8G8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 156 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #72,616 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Spitting Devil (Jonathan Stride) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I have never read any books by this author before, but most certainly will now.
The characters were mostly well written and the fact that both the husband and wife at the centre of the story believed that the other was committing a series of murders was nicely done. It had been written in such a way that either of them could credibly by the killer. But then! Did FREEMAN (capitals are his preference not mine) suddenly lose interest?
The book ends abruptly, if not prematurely and in a rushed clichéd and predictable manner.
What a frustration and I wished I hadn't spent the time getting drawn into the lives of these characters to be suckered in that way.
I see from other reviews that there is a series by this author featured the detective Stride. Well he hardly features in this one and certainly doesn't get to do any investigation.
If this book was a sampler then a sharper, better written ending would have been better and would certainly have made me look for other novels by this author. As it is I'm not sure.
Written from the perspective of a woman who believes her husband to be a serial killer. She carries us along on a growing wave of anxiety and suspense and it's easy to hook yourself in and begin to see things from her perspective. As she begins to piece things together, find and solve clues, there's a growing suspicion things aren't at all what they seem. Might there be something really devious going on here?.
There's enough 'nasty/creepy' to make the reader feel uncomfortable but nothing overly gory.
I'm giving 3* simply because it's too short. Themes and characters with this much depth need time to be developed and they're not which makes Spitting Devil feel a little glib, rushed. As for the ending; Brian Freeman seems in such a rush to get this one finished I almost missed it!.
More than good enough for a free download but not the best thing I've read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm not normally fan of shorts, I prefer a full length novel Over a short story any day but I enjoyed this. Bit of a creepy one!Published 2 months ago by LSFR