The E-Book Murders (Global Crime Prevention Unit #1) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
-Lisa Hall Deckert
The Bad - the book has so many editing errors and mistakes, some typographical and others just poor use of the language, that it was distracting and kept pulling me out of the story. As one reviewer put it, it felt like I was reading a first draft. There was also the clumsy use of explanations that could have been broken up and sprinkled throughout the story that would have made the flow a little more smooth.
Even so, I enjoyed reading it for the ideas and the plot. Hopefully future volumes will be better.
As a mystery story, or just because you love anything with gadgets, this is well worth a read, but I also got drawn into the characters, who each have their own strong story to tell.
Very modern, very well written and truly innovative.
Now waiting for the next in the series...
What I liked:
A story that reveals the technological possibilities that will be available to track via Social Media. Social Media leaves footprints forever - some of the methods used in the book I am sure are here today - others should follow soon (if not already here).
Gadgets - I love gadgets and this book is full of them! From large airships to small remote control devices - these will catch your interest.
The characters - Chloe - the older sister who started the enterprise , Will the previously estranged brother with a military background and some blank spots in his memory were my favorites.
What I did not like
the constant use of 'Her' - Sentences that begin with or contain 'Her and I' - proved distracting to me, The good news in this is less of a bother in the subsequent books.
Chloe's way of talking about multiple scenarios in the same paragraph - reminds me of some Type A friends I have - can be hard to follow in a book
The 2.99 price per Novella - I have three novellas so far which brings the price to around $9, comparable to a standard size eBook from a seasoned, well edited, author.
That said, the price did not keep me from buying the next two novellas as they were available when I finished the previous books. - It may keep me from purchasing the 4th if and when it comes to market.
Recently, I have read a lot of similar books where storylines drag on far too long and characters become boring. I really like the idea of this being a series of novellas rather than novels, because it means the plot stays sharp and focused and the books are a thrill ride from start to finish. My only worry was that it would be hard to differentiate one team member from another, but by the end of the book I had a definite sense of each major character. My favourite so far is Nepthys, who is given some of the best lines in the book.
Without giving anything away, the story line took me by surprise as I had not encountered anything like it before. I was worried how it would play out, but the resolution was perfect and there was plenty of mystery and unanswered questions left over for future instalments.
If you are interested in how technology will shape our future and love a good crime and mystery story, you should definitely pick up this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I don't know where to begin. This book may have had a great premise, but I'll never know. The writing was so sophomoric and grammatically challenged, that I couldn't make it past... Read morePublished 19 months ago by cdntinpusher
This book was beyond spectacular in my opinion. Fast paced from the beginning. Can't wait to read the second story!Published on December 28, 2012 by Suzanne Bates
Although the storyline is ok, the misspelling of many words (not counting no z in many words) is aweful. Read morePublished on July 24, 2012 by headshotfive0
This book was really terrific. It is so fast moving that you don't even realize that you have almost finished the book and when you are finished the story, you cannot wait for the... Read morePublished on February 9, 2012 by Michele Stegman
War veteran Will Doyle, recently evicted from his residence, is invited to join the Global Crime Prevention Unit at the request of his sister Chloe. Read morePublished on January 20, 2012 by R. Jones
Normally I find the Crime genre a little too heavy going for me and rather dark but this book was gorgeously not so. Read morePublished on January 6, 2012 by Amazon Customer
The Global Crime Prevention Unit is a fast paced, quick witted, team of brilliant, beautiful, rich, crime fighters, like James Bond for the Prada set. Read morePublished on January 4, 2012 by Leaves Few Reviews
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