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The positives - Alan Hruska is a good writer and the story was fast paced; it kept me hooked, reading late into the night so easily finished it within a couple of days and all in all was happy with the ending.
The negatives - the level of coincidences needed to make this plot successful were not realistic. Written firmly from the male prospective; Rick Cornish is such a catch he literally has beautiful women throwing themselves at him throughout the book which brings me neatly on to my biggest niggle. The women in this book have been brutally raped but there are no emotions attached to these events at all; with at least one victim managing to fall for Rick at a time when I would suspect most women in this position would be off men for quite sometime.
However, the narrative was compelling and well-written, and I reluctantly found myself sticking with it into the early hours to finish it quickly. For me, this book promised something which it failed to deliver - a believable plot. Too far fetched and left me wondering what exactly is the role of the legal system in New York?
Bit predictable - guessed very early on who the true villain was likely to be, based on no evidence at all! And the end was a real mishmash. Could do better
All in all this was a good book with what I thought was a very strong story to tell. The writing at times was erratic and the conversations were hard to follow but these are minor complaints. The biggest issue I had was that the actions of the police at times seemed very unrealistic. I personally prefer more realism than was used at times.
Despite this I found this book to be overall a good reading experience. I would recommend it to friends but with a warning that you have to at times ignore some very strange police work.
Rick is a high flying lawyer whose career is on the up and up. His boss is aging and he is set to take over his role. What could possibly go wrong? When a series of rapes occur to women he knows he is suspected of the crimes. Inexplicably he flees, making him seem even guiltier, but if he hadn't there wouldn't have been a book! The book revolves around Rick's attempts to find the real perpetrator.
The characters are flat and unbelievable - all wealthy and gorgeous and there isn't what feels like a real person in there. The story is mildly gripping but the story hangs on too many flukes and twists that are just unrealistic. The novel is ok if you are looking to totally suspend disbelief for a while and just while away a few hours but if you want a good read, borrow this and spend your money elsewhere!
However, the tale deteriorates thanks to a number of groan-inducing clichés. As we delve into Illogical plot developments, that mar this mystery, a debut novel from film director and once former lawyer Hruska.
The feel and set up of the Mise en scène are with a movie in mind and seems to read more like draft script, and this makes the reader feel like they didn't get to know or care about the protagonist too much, as action takes over from storytelling. Hence this novel comes off quite disappointing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I would not recommend this book. I found it very slow and mixed up. Parts really far fetched. Don't buyPublished 22 months ago by Dorothy Scott
Not the best book of it's type - but interesting set up & character made it an enjoyable read - well worth giving it a go.Published on 7 July 2014 by Librarylady
Really enjoyed the suspense and twists in this book. I found I could not put it down. A very good read if you like suspense.Published on 7 Jun. 2014 by Mrs D Hutton
I'm not the greatest reader out there , unless on holiday but thoroughly ripped through this one, even choosing this book over Sky News before bed! Read morePublished on 9 April 2014 by David Jordan
Very unusual plot which had me guessing throughout. Couple of great twists at the end which I didn't see coming.Published on 12 Mar. 2014 by john tierney
I really enjoyed this book and read it in record time, I couldnt put it down. You keep changing your mind about the outcome so it keeps you guessing. Well worth reading.Published on 22 Feb. 2014 by susieQ
It is a good story and enough twists to keep the reader interested but there a few passages which are not really believable in today's legal background.Published on 8 Feb. 2014 by blends1985