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About the Author

Jim Cliff lives in Hertfordshire, England, with his beautiful wife, two brilliant children and an aardvark.  Ok, so there isn't actually an aardvark.

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  • File Size: 559 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Jim Cliff (December 16, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 16, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007RZBN3E
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #702,211 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jim Cliff lives in Hertfordshire, England, with his beautiful wife, two brilliant children and an aardvark. OK, so there isn't actually an aardvark.

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I bought this yesterday and enjoyed every minute of it. Jake
Abraham, a neophyte P.I. (Two weeks) has his first case; a disgraced former police captain whose daughter has disappeared. Jake is his last hope since no one else will take his case. An allegedly corrupt cop there's no help from the pd.

What starts off as a search for the missing daughter turns into a search for a serial killer.

This is a fast and easy read. Jake is a truly engaging character with just the right amounts of nerd, geek and intelligence to make you care. There's the right amount of humor, intrigue, suspense and interesting characters to make this a one sitting read.

I look forward to more from this author
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Really entretaining. I wasn't so convinced during the first pages (too many references to "that was my first case/ my first client/ my first interview with a potential witness... ok, ok, we get it!) but after a couple of chapters the story really grabbed me. The book seems really well researched (I don't watch CSI, so some stuff may be obvious to other people)and the premise is quite original: instead of the tortured but wise PI, we get a naive one, although he seems to wise up pretty quickly.

There weren't too many gorey details, which I dislike, it was more like an episode of Columbo or Murder she wrote: light and enjoyable. If you are looking for a fun, fast-paced read I'd definitely recommend it.
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This book is an excellent read! I enjoyed it right from the start! Kept me guessing throughout the entire book trying to figure out "who did it". Definitely recommend this book!
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Had a hard time putting this one down. Thought I had it all figured out but learned my lesson in the end!
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The story and plot themselves were OK, and I liked the writing style; enough of both humor and angst to make it an interesting read. Where it fell down for me was *** possible spoiler alert *** when the H was interested in a woman not only 10 years older than himself, but who was also bisexual and who also apparently didn't hesitate to have a relationship with a very young person which was forbidden given her professional relationship to the young person. This took away from the attractiveness of the book for me, along with a few references to the "bad/annoying Christians" who were involved only in a remote way - references that could have been omitted without any change to the story.

There were a few mis-used used words (e.g., elicit when illicit should have been used) but mostly the editing, spelling and grammer was good.
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i always look for cheaper books to buy for my kindle so i bought this one and i wasn't disappointed. the plot moves fast enough to keep you engaged and it doesn't follow the same path as many murder mystery novels do. I wouldn't say that it was a phenomenal book but it was fun and entertaining and i'd recommend it if you're buying something to pass some time.
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It is rare for me not to finish a mystery. This book came with a 4.2 star rating and I bought it based upon that. My background as a criminal lawyer in NYC many years ago makes me more critical than others. That said, this book's plot is essentially good, but it drags. I want a fast paced page turner, not a book that moves so slowly it takes days and days to read. If you don't care about pace, by all means read it. There aren't many typos, and the writing is decent but not spectacular.
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This book first impressed me because of the writing style. The writing was concise and never varied throughout the book. The storyline was not only good but very believable. This story started off fast and never slowed down. I did not want to put it down. A very enjoyable read!
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