Thursday, May 19, 2011

Another five star review for Impeding Justice.

5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it !, 18 May 2011
This review is from: Impeding Justice (A Lorne Simpkins thriller) (Kindle Edition)
I bought this book in Jan but have only just got around to reading it. I couldn't put this book down and read it within a few hours. Yes there are still quite a few typing errors in it as some reviewers have said (most of them seemed to be where there hadn't been a space put inbetween two words) but don't let this put you off as they are not major ones. This was a fast paced story full of suspense and I am just about to buy the next book as I can't wait to see what happens. I would definitely recommend this book !

Plus a four star review from the US overnight too,

4.0 out of 5 stars A fast-paced thriller that keeps you flipping pages, May 18, 2011
This review is from: Impeding Justice (A Lorne Simpkins thriller) (Kindle Edition)
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Impeding Justice has everything a good thriller should have: a tough heroine, who keeps getting obstacles hurled at her, a ruthless villain who constantly seems to be one step ahead, some secondary characters who add to the twists and turns, and tight, fast-paced plot.

This thriller had some other good elements, and a few bad ones as well. The main character, Lorne Simpkins is well-rounded and three dimensional. She managed to annoy me one scene, then win me over the next with some grudging admiration. When an author can pull that off, it shows some strong writing. Matters regarding the raising of her daughter, her problematic relationship with her husband, and a willing admirer on the job makes for plenty of intrigue, and give Lorne added depth.

On the other hand, the villain, had some cruel traits which were quite outlandish and bordering on caricature, at least to me. His sadistic cruelty was put to use in a very smart way, and there were some scenes were I had a hard time to keep reading and control my horror, even though the author, Mel Comley, often cut away just before the gruesome bits. And still it was hard to read. Kudos to Comley on that.

What kept this from five stars were some issues with the dialogue (I specifically struggled to follow who was talking when, in several scenes), some punctuation issues, and an ending which didn't completely satisfy me. But those details are really no excuse for not reading this thriller, especially considering the price. I'll definitely read the sequel.

Thank you both. x

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