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- Print Length: 102 pages
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- Publication Date: September 5, 2019
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B07XHP2GD3
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Anyway, after the main character, Philip Solomon, has been back living in the family home (which is haunted, BTW), a woman is horrifically murdered, and her husband is apparently kidnapped. The local sheriff asks Philip for help because the murder seems to have been committed by an unknown (read “paranormal”) animal. I’ll stop there rather than give away spoilers.
In general, I enjoyed the story, which is apparently the first of three featuring Philip and the town of Hell, Missouri. There was some humor, which I liked, and the story itself was good. I have a few complaints, though. One is that it needs a copyedit. It’s not horrible, but there’s a few places where a word is missing. Also, the tense sometimes switches from past to present when it really shouldn’t. Another issue I have is that the local sheriff seems to be what should be called the town’s police chief. In Missouri, county law enforcement agencies are headed by sheriffs, and city agencies by police chiefs. Now it’s possible that this sheriff is running the county, but I doubt it since he only has one deputy. It seems much more likely that he’s the chief of a small town department.
At first I objected to Missouri being described as a southern state. I never think of it that way, but when I looked it up, I see that it is categorized as both a southern and a midwestern (how I thought of it) state. Just wanted to mention that in case some other picky (like me) reader got hung up on that like I did.
Final conclusion is that The Chameleon is an enjoyable quick read and a good start to a series that I'll probably continue.
Then several grisly and unexplained murders occur in Hell and the town sheriff seeks out Philip's help to solve the mysteries because of his history of writing about paranormal phenomena. Strangely, the key to solving the murders just might be found in one of his earlier books.
What follows is a taut thriller that I soaked up as fast as I could read the words. It will keep your interest and attention from start to finish and you truly can't say that about many books. This is the first of a trilogy and based on "The Chameleon," sign me up for the remaining two!
This book has those moments where I laughed a little at the subtle humor, then I had those times where I wanted to slap the sheriff when he spat.
Side note: I found this book to be enjoyable. Not as dark as I usually read, but a great book nevertheless.