- File Size: 5163 KB
- Print Length: 214 pages
- Publisher: Four Carat Press (March 12, 2012)
- Publication Date: March 12, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007JWPOAI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,498,195 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Bad Luck Officer (Bad Luck Detective Book 2) Kindle Edition
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I read Bad Luck Cadet and was, quite surprisingly from my point of view, blown away. I loved it but anybody can hit the target once in a while. Ha! From now on I am going to have to check my pessimism at the door where the writing of this police officer is concerned. Not only can she tell a story but she can make you truly anticipate when the next installment will come out.
Suzie Ivy is one of those rare individuals, a natural story teller. She takes real life events and includes just the right amount of detail to allow the reader to completely understand what the situation is. She has a natural turn of phrase so that people not involved with law enforcement can understand the hilarity or futility or ridiculous nature of her first several years as a police officer. The training aspects aren't glossed over but they also aren't repeated so often that they become boringly redundant. The mistakes she makes, whether funny or potentially dangerous, are presented in all their truthful glory. The very human side of police work is depicted here. Sometimes it's funny, more often it will be tragic. I can only imagine that Officer Ivy must be an incredibly wonderful person to have on your side and the victims of the crimes she investigates are lucky to have her working her brains out for them.
Read this book if you have ever been curious about what actually goes on inside a police department. Inside the parts and places we as civilians never get to see. Reading Suzie's story is very much like doing a ride-along in the front seat of her patrol car, you never know what's going to happen at the beginning of shift, but you know at the end that you've been on one heck of an adventure. For those of you who want specific information, there is some profanity in the book but probably not nearly as much as actually happens. It wouldn't be realistic if she had tried to leave it all out. And I'm sure some of the stories have been added to or edited somewhat in order to make the novel both readable and able to pass the legal litmus test. I am eagerly awaiting the third book in the series. Too bad Suzie would have to quit the job I love to read about in order to be able to write faster. No, I don't want that so I'll simply learn to be more patient.
I received a complimentary copy of this novel for review purposes. The opinions stated are my own.
Joining the cops should be done when you have the energy to deal with the ridiculously wearing hours. You should also join when you have enough innocence left to get it smushed around a bit, but not entirely destroyed. Joining at the age of 45, which is about when I retired from the profession is a mad, wild thing to do. Something only a complete nutter would do, surely?
This is the premise for Suzie Ivy's entry into the world of blue at age 45, and the subject of this book.
I'd already read, with howling belly laughter, her faltering steps on the slippery stage of police academy in Bad Luck Cadet. That convinced me that the woman is without doubt, as sane as a box of frogs. What she would do, when set free on the street, would be anyone's guess.
I've read a lot of blue blogs, memoirs and heard most of the stories that arise from those experiences. Far too many of them take the quite natural view that only a vast change of political landscape in society will FIX THINGS. Quite naturally, they then rant endlessly about their politics rather than discussing what people do, which is the interesting stuff.
What people do, the mad, wild, heroic and cruel things they do is the stuff of daily entertainment and heartbreak. However cynical or experienced you are in life, they surprise you every day. Well, they surprised me.
Suzie handles this like a real human being, like me and you. Not Superwoman, but a real, living, breathing, crying and laughing thing with blood in her veins.
Suzie is tough, of that have no question. Her humanity is retained, and here is the glory of this book. In it's well-written pages you'll find that tea-bag being placed continuously in hot water, each time coming out stronger. It is the story of a hero of modern society. Someone who retains the good bits, while dealing with the nasty bits.
I'd never thought a police memoir would enthuse me like a pep rally. This one does. A wonderful story, beautifully written and told with a sense of humour. I've never completed a book that left me wanting to meet the writer so much. This is real police work, recounted by a real police woman.
This is a rare treat, enjoy:)
Suzie Ivy shows all three sides of the police life here- the good, the bad, and the freaking hilarious! We need more, Ms. Ivy- MORE! :D
This is a great read- 9 out of 10 dead yellow dogs in suitcases agree, lmao!
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