- File Size: 1831 KB
- Print Length: 420 pages
- Publication Date: February 20, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007BT3HF8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #477,734 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The inserted sections from the viewpoint of the kidnapped victim, a teenager, are particularly vivid, building her as a strong character even though she has little part in the actual storyline.
Very much my type of mystery and a delight to find in a free download. I liked it well enough I immediately looked for the next book, sorry it isn't already out but glad a second book is coming in this series.
Some of the issues I had with it is that I found the book description a little misleading. Due to the title of the book I was under the impression the reader is going to get a lot of the story from Melissa’s point view, her fears, her suffering, and her struggle to survive. Though this does happen, it is minimal and felt more like an afterthought. What we get instead is every miniscule detail of Sheriff Lester P. Morrison’s daily doings. Yes, he’s searching for the missing girl and all that, but geez louise, I really don’t care about his morning routine, his lengthy conversations with his very adorable dog, Harley, or Billy Ray’s time’s in Iraq. What I wanted was for Melissa to be found, without all the fluff in between. There were times I had to put the book down and read something else because I got bored with some of it.
Also, Melissa took being locked in the ‘fraidy hole’ very much in her stride. Or let me rather say she quickly accepted the situation she was in and hardly panicked about the fact that she was left in there to die.
Apart from these minor complaints, I found the writing to be excellent. Although I thought the story to be unnecessarily drawn out, I can’t argue that the writing is simply spectacular, and despite my complaints about Lester’s daily rituals, I have to admit that the author knows his characters exceptionally well.
At 40% I thought I knew who raped and assaulted Melissa, but luckily I was proven wrong. Overall I think this is a good read and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys small town crime novels.
All in all, I thought this book was very well written. I enjoyed it for the plot as well as the author's writing style. I also appreciate the author's ability to create believable characters in which the reader becomes emotionally invested. My only gripe is that there were a lot of spelling error and misuse of words like their/there/they're. I also found that a few of the midwestern colloquialisms were misused. But I disagree that the book is fraught with grammatical errors. The only ones I can think of (besides the aforementioned) were intentional sprinklings of small-town Oklahoma dialect.
This is the best book I've read in awhile, and I look forward to more from this author!
I made a LOT of notes on my Kindle. If there is a way the author can find them, they may be helpful for an edit of the second edition.
I hope Williams keeps on writing and keeps on sharing these country stories!