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Innocence Taken: Pray He Kills You Quickly - A Damien Kaine Thriller (Damien Kaine Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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"...My biggest kudos, though, go to the protagonists' characterization whose strong, fluent, entertaining and real dialogues I consumed with gusto. I didn't miss a single word, I couldn't because I was there with them all the time!..." Review by Bernard Jan author of A World Without Color.
This book is Criminal Minds meets Fifty Shades of Grey with better writing. The characters are strong and pull you into their world. The details the author uses help turn this piece of fiction into reality in your imagination."Ashli Avalon - Author of - A Blonde's Guide To Be A Better Marketer: For Authors Only--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B06XGMRR84
- Publisher : Dark Force Press (March 31, 2017)
- Publication date : March 31, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 2017 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 279 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #952 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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While the serial killer storyline was good the foul language and general unprofessionalism of the main characters was grating. Too mush time was wasted with them expressing their outrage st the crimes. That a potential victim would seek safety in the bed of one of the detectives was unbelievable, especially since she worked for another police agency. The writing was amateurish and the romances cheesy. The one detective's cat served up some amusement though.
The sex scenes were decent. Strangely, they were probably the most competently written portions of the story, which is sad because many thriller fans will probably find them too explicit.
I've read worse self published/unedited on my kindle, so the second star is really to connote that it could have been worse.
As for a lot of pages, About a fourth of the book is descriptions of their sexual encounters that can be totally skipped over. Same old, same old.
The actual mystery/detective part of the story wasn't too bad. It was the usual sadistic bad guy abductor of young girls scenario, but at lease held some interest. So much more could have been done with this story if the author had done more development of the characters, both victims and protagonists.
I made it to the end of the book (big sigh of relief!) I won't be reading this author again.
Innocence taken is a good book and it makes an enjoyable reading.
I downloaded a free copy of this book from Amazon/StoryOrigin and this is my honest review.
So, you may ask, why only three stars? Well, I wanted to give 3 1/2 stars, but it wouldn't let me. If it wasn't for SPAG errors, this would definitely be four stars! A missing comma here or there is pretty normal, but it seemed to me that during the editing process, some t's were left uncrossed and i's un-dotted, so to speak. However, the SPAG problems did not diminish the overall pleasure of a good story! And isn't that what it's all about?
I will definitely get book #2 in the Damien Kaine series. Um, did I mention that the characters were utterly delightful?
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“His chiselled torso” “She took hold of his ...”
You get the picture?
Just tell the story or go and help write the next 50 shades...
Otherwise it was a good tale, just had to skip the odd two or three pages to get away from the s e x !
As serial killer stories go this was a pretty good one. It flowed very well and I enjoyed how it carried on showing what goes on after they’ve arrested the killer which a lot of books don’t do. The capture of said killer was good too, a lot more realistic than how many books do it. And by that I mean there wasn’t a massive show down between the main character and the killer, he was apprehended how I imagine it happens.
All in all a good read. The only reason I’ve given it four and not five stars is because I really could’ve done without the whole love story and sex scenes that took up a lot of the book. I’m really not interested in ‘dog in heat’ partner or the main characters sex life in a blow by blow account (excuse the pun!)
I’d have preferred just the story of the killer and how they caught him and leave out the sex and antics of the cops. That was quite annoying and did somewhat spoil what was otherwise a really good story. Not that I’m a prude, I just like my serial killer books to be about serial killers and not half crime and the other half mills & boon.
I’d like to read more from this author but not sure I will just yet, not sure I want to have another book that has a lot of redundant side stories in.