Aggravated Momentum Kindle Edition
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Didi Oviatt, the author of Aggravated Momentum, developed a strong, fascinating cast of characters in this thrilling fictional work. Markie is a young single woman who has been greatly affected by the murder of her best friend, Beth. Her sister, Kam, is supportive, yet challenges her to end the grieving and get back into the world of nightclubbing and dating. As more tragedies occur in Markie's life, the fear and complications continue to build into an unforgettable crescendo. Soon, it becomes virtually impossible for Markie to trust almost anyone; even her dreams become horrible nightmares. No place, nor any person, seems safe anymore. The enthralling intrigue builds; eventually, many secrets are revealed - and the complicated killer is identified.
A page-turning, enticing thriller keeps the reader guessing, and this novel does exactly that. Aggravated Momentum is an exciting adventure, full of unexpected twists and turns and unforeseen developments. Because the characters are so interesting, the reader is engaged from the first page to the last. Ms. Oviatt's writing style is clear; scenes and characters are believable. The characters are convincingly portrayed, and one can visualize and hear the voice of each person in the story. There are some love scenes that are not too graphic and reveal the characters' personalities. In other words, there is a purpose to the love scenes, not just as an addition for the sake of sensationalism. There is an authenticity to Ms. Oviatt's writing that is refreshing to experience in a thriller-type novel.
Readers Favorite (4 stars): Kim Anisi
If I did not have to get up early in the morning the following day, I would have read Aggravated Momentum by Didi Oviatt in just one long sitting - but with about two hours to go, I just had to stop and continue the following day. It doesn't happen often that thrillers really grip me or surprise me. This one did. Who the bad person is becomes very clear about one third into the book. At first, I was disappointed because the reveal came so early and I thought this is it, there is nothing else interesting to come. But first of all, it was quite a shock to suddenly see everything from the point of view of the bad character - and the story was not over by a long shot. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
Readers Favorite (5 stars): Gisela Dixon
Aggravated Momentum by Didi Oviatt is a murder mystery with plenty of drama, suspense, and yes, danger. Intermingled with all this is the usual girl talk between sisters and their friends about boys, relationships, and dating which lends a very "normal" and everyday feel to the book. I thought the characters were well drawn and I found the friendships in the book to be portrayed very realistically. There is an element of fear and suspense throughout as the story is told through the words of various characters. All in all, fans of mystery and thriller genres will love this book as it moves with a fast pace towards a thrilling and gripping ending.
- ASIN : B01MV2G5RO
- Publisher : Terminal Velocity - A Next Chapter Imprint; 2nd edition (February 7, 2017)
- Publication date : February 7, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 2724 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 375 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #284,756 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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One of the biggest things I didn't like was that after a while it starts to switch to different POVs. It would have made a bigger reveal of who the killer was and a few various twists if it hadn't jumped into their heads. Don't get me wrong, I love when you get to see the POV of the killer, I just think giving it away so soon might have taken away from the surprise.
I also think the prologue should have been about the death of Beth and not one of the various people way down the road. That's just my opinion though.
Overall I really enjoyed it. I was a quick, fast paced read that I was able to finish in about a day and two sittings. I normally don't talk about covers, but I have to give it up for this one because it's gorgeous.
I can't wait to see what come's out of this author's head next.
Top reviews from other countries
The story then went on to tell us the lives of 2 sisters Markie and Kam. And soon people around Markie started dropping dead like flies to the point that she was scared to leave home. And soon the killer struck again closer to family...
My first book by Didi Oviatt, the initial 40% of the book had me adorn the role of the investigator and check out clues. I loved that. Didi's writing pulled me in. The sisters Markie and Kam seemed to share a close bond, though I never understood why Markie was so snarky about Kam's boyfriends and their looks, Markie herself was no raving beauty. But the trend of books is unlikable unreliable main characters... So I continued reading with my pulse spiking up.
At 40%, the killer was revealed and that crushed me. My heart flatlined... The book tried very hard to shock my heart to start beating and bring it back to the high interest level. But I am not the ideal reader who loves knowing the identity of the killer before the end.
The book continued with the first person POVs of the sisters, the mother, and the killer. Though their ways of thinking were shocking to say the least, each one more horrible than the other, my interest in the book didn't peak even after knowing the icky twist.
I liked that we got to see some of the characters from both their own, and a different character's perspective. At the start I felt a lot of empathy with Markie, but later in the book she seemed like a bit of a pain in the butt. This in part was due to the clever use of seeing her from the other characters eyes. This is something I've not seen done before. It was interesting.
When we find out who the killer is, I thought it was too fast to find this out, but actually, again, it was a smart use of getting into the killer's head to see what will happen next.
As a reader, I'd have liked a couple more chapters with Markie in the middle, to bring me back to her again. And a couple more chapters with Markie and Kam. Just to build up that relationship more.
Without giving away spoilers (because the twists really are twists!) I'd also have liked some sort of revelation about the character connections near the end. It also would have been good to go down the path of two of the characters after one of the big twists, but maybe that will be in the sequel!
All in all, a good read. Lots of stuff I didn't expect.