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KILLER (A Jack Rhodes Mystery Book 1) Kindle Edition
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One problem I had was that you know who the killer is around the half-way point or maybe earlier. Another problem I had was just the general writing. Now I don't know much about writing, but instead of using the third person omnipresent narrator (Jack went downstairs and opened up his suitcase.) the author goes with the first person present tense.(I go downstairs and open my suitcase.) Things get old real quick, because everything is "I go to the car. I open the door. I reach for my cell phone..."
Also, a lot of the ideas and 'techniques' in this book have been done in other stories, (the DaVinci Code, etc.) and sound old here.
Another problem is that you figure out the 'who' 'how' and 'why' around halfway through the book. You know who the killer is, how they did everything, and even why they did it. So the end half of the reading is just so you can finish the thing. And that's pretty much all you end up doing, reading from one tired event to the next.
I think if you've read a lot of thrillers, this book probably wouldn't appeal much to you because you've probably heard and seen it all somewhere else. On the other hand, if you read other genres and jump into this, the lack of decent prose might turn you off. (This is probably junior high school level difficulty, if that much).
But, at $2.99 what else could you expect?
I will do my best not to indulge in going too much into detail as not to reveal any spoilers to the readers who haven't had the pleasure yet of enjoying this thriller.
Before I sat down to write this review I quickly checked on the few negative assessments KILLER received. My first thought was, `Wow, now there are some individuals with personal grudges'. Mr. Carpenter, you pissed some people off. I doubt that their vile reviews had much to do with the book itself. The mid-level raters are mainly concerned with personal taste of diction and storytelling, and how the author's style corresponds with their own. I can't argue here, no work of fiction (or non-fiction for that matter) will please every single soul who reads it. For example, somebody complained about the use of "bad language" and an itsy bitsy moment of an intimate encounter. I am grinning as I am writing this. To me it could have gone way further. It was absolutely harmless. You see? It's a matter of individual taste and chutzpah.
Told mostly in a first person narrative, the protagonist, mystery author Jack Rhodes, takes us on fast paced thrill ride, as we discover with him the ultimate nightmare of having the writer's fictitious serial killer coming to life. Is it a copycat? But how can it be?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great story. Got even better when he talked about cities that I'm familiar with.Published 17 days ago by Bullfrog
A real edge of your seat read. Kept me guessing the whole way through and the ending kept me reading until the wee hours of the night to find out the answer.Published 19 days ago by Kindle Customer
Loved this thriller from Page One to the very final word. Highly recommend! Stephen Carpenter is a very talented writer.Published 1 month ago by Madelyn C. Mack
I would give this book a ten if I could. This is about a writer who is writing about the murder of several girls that the killer has abducted from truck stops. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Linda Canbek
This book was really good! I loved the character, Jack Rhodes, and the plot kept me enthusiastically turning the pages. I look forward to reading the next book in this series!!Published 1 month ago by B. McConn
I picked this up free having no idea really what it was about. I only skimmed over the reviews and went for it.
Super fun book. Read more
I liked this story. It was written differently than most of the stories I've read. I'll be buying the next book Mr. Rhodes has written. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
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