- File Size: 756 KB
- Print Length: 173 pages
- Publication Date: January 11, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006WRFO2O
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,313 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A Time To Lie (Detective John Drake Book 1) Kindle Edition
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"A Time to Lie", Hardin's second novel, recounts the story of a cop at the wrong place at the wrong time who suddenly finds himself not only fired from the force but quite possibly heading to prison for murder. Written completely in the first person, Drake, rather than Hardin, tells his story as it occurs and Hardin successfully wrote in Drake's voice. Present in all scenes, Drake expresses his feelings to the reader as his tale unfolds in real time, through the adrenalin rush of a shooting, the brotherhood as well as the hypocrisy and dishonesty in the system he risked his life for daily and the importance of family as the nightmare he is faced with brings him back to his estranged wife and closer to his father.
Though the book does have a few action scenes, I don't consider it an action novel. Rather, it is the baring of a cop's heart and soul as he shares his fears, anger, frustration, love and joy with us, his audience.
As the reviews of this work demonstrate, there is no mid ground for likes and dislikes of the book and story. English professors would grade it a failure because Hardin doesn't play well with others when it comes to coat and tie style writing. In my view, there's no room for such style in a book of this nature so I've ignored the negative remarks listed by others and followed my own curiosity into a rough and tumble world of cops with their humanness showing.
Bottom line? This book you will love or hate because there is no other option in the menu. As the grown son of a retired Police officer, I give the book a high 5 rating for plot, putting the reader in the same world as the characters, and keeping the action crisp and fresh from page one to the end. "A Time to Lie".. handle Code 3.
This book was one of those books that grabs you in a head lock and doesn't release you even after the book itself is finished. I for one would love to find out what happens next with Officer Drake, Sarah, Dad, Mom, Amy, Mumford, and Drake's coworkers who stood by him through his trials and tribulations.
Sadly, I can see this happening in "real life" and I'm sure it does a great deal.
Mr. Hardin definitely drew from personal experience but didn't get so technical that I as a reader ever felt lost and needed to look up what he was writing about, which is great. I learned about some different terms and that's always a good thing.
The characters were varied and fleshed out with believable dialogue. No spoilers I promise, loved how it ended. I was rooting for him and yes, I was talking out loud at some points with regard to what was going on in the book. Definite plot twists I didn't see coming at all.
Now to find and read more by Mr. Hardin...
A Time to Lie is D.W. Hardin's second novel and I have read them both. This book had a much different feel from his first book, as it is written in first person from Officer John Drake's point of view. Hardin does a fantastic job of bringing the real, heartfelt emotions to life and his characters jump from the pages because of it. As a reader, I felt all of the main characters turmoil and pain and I was rooting for him every step of the way. For those of us not in the law enforcement field, A Time to Lie shines a bright light on every aspect of the profession and those who choose it. There is a little something for everyone; action, conspiracy, corruption and even honor. Hardin has a style of writing that feels so natural and real, I found myself saying... "This could really happen!"
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great story plot.This book lures you in wondering what will happen next?.Published 3 months ago by Erica Gibson
This was a good read, however, it had way too much fluff. At least 20% of the book was filled with unnecessary information and it appeared as if the author was deliberately trying... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ingrid Williams
I enjoyed reading this book, I will look for additional books from this authorPublished 5 months ago by Barb J. G
This was an easy read. Not a lot of police procedure or investigating but the story went right along. Read morePublished 5 months ago by notsuh
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