- File Size: 2030 KB
- Print Length: 294 pages
- Publication Date: July 9, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003VD1EAI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,302 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
First, Kill All The Lawyers (The Cleary Case Files Book 1) Kindle Edition
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THERE IS NO ENDING!
I, for one, am getting sick and tired of story lines that build to a crescendo and they have the air let out of my sails by "concluding" with a BUY THE SEQUEL to see what happens, tag.
This isn't Little Orphan Annie or Dick Tracy on radio . A book is supposed to start and END. Recently, I have received at least a half a dozen that don't.
Maybe I'll just go back to television. Judge Judy always comes up with a verdict.
And as one customer pointed out about the story, all the main female characters had male names--which was confusing at times because you had to keep remembering that this was a female. And one time one of the characters' name, Randi, was spelled differently, making me wonder if this was a new character.
One of the things that I did like about this book was that it was pretty clean--no foul language was used & no explicit sex scenes.
All aside from my previous complaints, I did enjoy the story itself.
But a key element of the plot – main character Shawn Cleary being forced to go on the run after she’s accused of those murders – comes almost 60% into the book, which is way too late. It also makes that forepart of the book a bit draggy as I kept waiting for that to happen.
Clark provides several twists throughout the second half of the story including one big one. She set the stage earlier so the reader didn’t wonder, ‘Where did that come from?’
Clark built the tension several places throughout the book but never put her main character in the serious danger such tension should lead to – not when Shawn was on the run nor at the climax. Both it and the resolution of this story were weak and a letdown for a crime novel. In truth, there was no real resolution, just an ending. And the romance sub-plot wasn’t that strong either. As a result, this story never landed firmly in the romance or mystery genre but wobbled lamely between the two.
The synopsis does’t quite match up with the actual story. In this case, it didn’t irritate me (as other mis-matches have) but it was misleading and disappointing as the story did not deliver what the synopsis promised.
I doubt I’ll read more books in this series unless they fall into my hands.
The authors knowledge of computers is sadly lacking. Fingers flying over the keyboard, effortlessly moving in and out of programs? Quantum computers? Sorry, not yet in 2016. Still a far off pipe dream - unless you are writing science fiction - and this is all but science fiction.
Many more flaws cuold be lifted out.
Aside: As with all the books I have thus far read, I really do wish that proof reading and editng were done more conscientiously. Not only do I find this annoying, but character references are often not accurate, or clothing from minute to minute can be different...oddly while driving? Just an observation, albeit, annoying.
If you don’t read a bunch of mysteries, it will probably be interesting to you. However, for seasoned readers, it only takes a word or two for interest to wane.
I therefore jumped to the last two chapters and epilogue. I’m not into this series, but again, you might like it.