This is my review of the ebook Before the Clock Strikes by E G Michaels which I have read recently. I had found it on amazon as a kindle ebook, and having read the reviews thought it might be a good book to read.
That then gives me a quandary, I must admit I am at odds with a lot of the reviews on the official amazon site. I thought the story would have made a good comic tale, or picture book, but I did not think it made that good a read. Yes it was exciting and fast paced, but in that process of speeding up the narrative the author seemed to have missed out on description and adjectives used in building the characters, and making them anything like believable.
I like a story to be one where I can close my eyes and imagine what is going on from the narrative I have heard or read. Sometimes called filling in the colour. Here the author seemed to have largely forgotten about that in my view. Maybe this is because I live in the UK and not America, so the scenes described are a relatively alien to me. If they were an everyday occurrence then maybe this would not have mattered.
Anyway the story is about a drive by shooting of a house, and sadly the girlfriend gets killed rather than the intended. Then we have a chase around the outskirts of gangland with several murders along the way. The police want to get the case solved before it turns into all out gang warfare.
The hero Kyle Simmons gets a new partner, who turns out to be the niece of the Chief of Police Then something strange happens: A long forgotten contact of the detective has been killed. The evidence shows that this was a cold and calculated hit. Suddenly he has two cases now to solve. During the process sadly during one chase his new partner gets shot. So now there is another reason to get the case solved..It is just a case of how many people will be shot before the case is solved.
I will record this as book 31 week 24 fiction 29 (audio books 4) non fiction
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