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Hope Town - A Thriller [Kindle Edition]

Brendan P. Myers
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The small, sleepy village of Hopeton isn’t all it appears . . .

At the end of a bad day, Parker nurses his wounds at a local watering hole. There he meets a woman. Turns out her day was almost as bad as his. Almost. After seeking solace in each other's arms, they find themselves unwittingly thrown together in a deadly race for their own survival.

Because two others are in the bar that evening, one a predator: the town bigwig with a cash flow problem, and one prey, the bank president who refuses to help. Big mistake. Because Bobby Jo knows a dark secret and will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

From the high-rises of downtown Boston, to the high seas of the Atlantic, to the dirty sandlots of a sleepy south shore town, events move inexorably towards a pulse-pounding climax.

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About the Author

Brendan P. Myers is the author of several novels, whose stories have also appeared in a variety of anthologies.

Product Details

  • File Size: 237 KB
  • Print Length: 163 pages
  • Publisher: Exigua Publishing (July 30, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002JTW88M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,579,946 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Five Star Potential August 2, 2009
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Plot/Storyline: 4 Stars

The plot of this novel is absolutely terrific. Mr. Myers has an imagination to rival many top authors of today.

This book will draw you in to the point where you will not want to put it down. So, make sure you have plenty of time to read it when you get started.

There was a plot 'hole' that could have been easily fixed. One of the 'bad guys' saw a woman sitting in a bar and 'thought' that she looked familiar, but couldn't place her. Later, he knows exactly who all was in the bar, including her. It bugged me, and I felt the author should have added something about the guy giving it some thought or something to remember who she was, or even recognizing her when he first saw her in the bar, as there was no reason why he shouldn't have.

Character Development: 4 Stars

Most of the characters were well drawn and believable. The 'bad guys' had obvious motivations, which makes for a very logical plot.

I did feel like the main character could have been fleshed out a bit more to explain why he would go to such lengths for a woman he barely knew. However, it wasn't completely unbelievable.

The main female character was also lacking a bit in the personality department.

Writing Style: 4 1/2

Mr. Myers writes terrific, realistic dialogue allowing the reader to truly 'hear' the characters.

The action sequences were exceedingly well done with just the right amount of attention to detail. I do enjoy good action when it is portrayed in a clear manner, and this novel did not disappoint.

There were a few awkward sentences that had to be read twice to catch the exact meaning. Otherwise, the writing flowed very well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fairly entertaining October 19, 2012
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...but it was pretty predictable and the book really dragged in places. It was strange that the "main bad guy" was simply written out of the story.

Many authors misuse the verb "to lie" (meaning to recline, not to prevaricate) and the verb "to lay," which means to lay something somewhere. I don't understand the misuse because there are conjugations on the internet. One example here: "...her hands were bound behind her back and she had been LAYING on them for some time. Correct is "she had been lying on them for some time."

The author should look up the meanings of "implied" versus "inferred."

A pet peeve of mine is the use of "try and" when it should be "try TO." "Try" is a verb, and to use another verb separated by "and" is incorrect. (Although this has obviously become common usage.)..."try AND lift" up his spirits. NO, NO, NO. Either you try TO lift up his spirits (and may or may not succeed) OR you "lift up his spirits."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but who was the editor? July 6, 2014
By KayCe
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Hope Town is a good read with mostly believable characters and good pacing. One thing that was distracting was the misuse of some words and the lack of punctuation in places...things any editor worth his or her salt should have definitely caught.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good July 25, 2012
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This book was very good for a free download. Worth the read, be warned there must be a part II. All in all thrilling
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More About the Author

Brendan P. Myers is the author of several novels, whose stories have appeared in a variety of anthologies. He has a good sense of humor and is a lot of fun at parties.

Be sure to check out his latest novel THE MOUND (Exigua Publishing, October 2014), a fairy horror mystery romance in which faeries are real, boys can fly, and true love conquers all. For information and updates, please check out:

http://bpmyers.blogspot.com

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