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As the Sun Turns Black: A Matt Spears Pulp Thriller Book 2 (Matt Spears Pulp Mystery) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B007CLVG8A
- Publication date : February 22, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 828 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 292 pages
- Lending : Enabled
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This is noir fiction at its finest with highly interesting characters, humor and sarcasm. There is plenty of action, sometimes graphic violence and always a good mystery.
Matt and his eccentric pal Nathan return for more fun and hijinks in Manchester, U.K. I've compared Barry Crowther before to Ian Rankin and he does for Manchester what Rankin does for Edinburgh in exposing the dark, seedy side of the city.
This is a very good read for only $3.99 and well worth a visit. If you read Missing first it will give you a better understanding of the protagonists. There is a great twist which caught me by surprise.
Looking forward to Matt Spears #3.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review it.
That being said, I stick by the title of my review. I wish I had read the first book in this series before reading this one, as I felt that I would have liked As the Sun Turns Black better having a little more background on the characters. During this story, there were a lot of allusions to things that had happened in the past, that I felt would have helped me understand the characters better.
However, I DID enjoy this book. It had a great twist to it that I didn't see coming. I loved the interaction between Matt and Nathan. Again, having more background on them would have only enhanced this for me. I enjoyed the two main police characters.
All in all, it was a good book and I do recommend it...just after reading the first in the series first.
The stakes are higher as Spears isn't dealing with a missing person's case this time around, but rather the apparent death of the daughter of one of his acquaintances. There is enough references to the first adventure to make reading it non-essential, but I would say that reading "Missing" is suggested.
Like the previous Matt Spears entry "Missing", "As the Sun Turns Black" is a raw mystery tale that has it's moments in violence and colorful language. If it were a movie, the rating would be a "Hard R"
Matt Spears' world is more than fleshed out this time around. His chemistry with his friend and confidant Nathan "rings true" and is far more entertaining in "As the Sun turns Black".
While the book doesn't "drag" in the traditional sense, I did feel however that some conversations and/or chapters could have been shaved down to keep tensions heightened. I do recognize however that is a personal suggestion rather than a hard critique.
All in all, "As the Sun Turns Black" is an enjoyable mystery that lovers of the genre would appreciate.
*I received a complimentary copy of the book for review*