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KILLING PEOPLE (The Killing People series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B00FQZ843E
- Publisher : Simomma Publishing Company; 1st edition (October 9, 2013)
- Publication date : October 9, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 1584 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 243 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 153330615X
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,883,628 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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I found a lot of reasons to like it—it's fast-paced; the characters are witty and well-developed; the way the author included nature and animals, both wild and tame; the double romance—mother and daughter; the relationships and interaction of the characters; the use of terms like 'the bogeyman' and 'archangel' to conceal the identity of people, the formation of the vigilante group, and the symbolism of the doll.
Just when I thought I knew which way it was going to go, a new totally unpredictable twist was introduced, which kept me turning the pages.
My only complaint would be the POV shifts, but I don't think they slow or disrupt the pace.
As an extra treat, Meb Bryant's humor shines at its finest alongside her canny interpretation of how women of all ages relate to each other, through good times and bad. She's captured the essence of generational love and the comfort it brings to us. If a thriller can hold you with fear of what's going to happen and still leave you with a feeling of coming home, this one has done it.
As the title implies, this is a romping tale of juicy escapades that include attempted kidnapping, robbery and murder.
Leah, who was called "Sissy" during her marriage to a jerk named Dan, is thrown into an adventure of discovery at the very beginning. When Dan goes into a pharmacy to buy some smokes, he's killed. I was thrilled and happy for Leah, who is finally free of him. It was a nice touch, adding that his face was blown off by the blast. Loved it. (Um....read the story)
The relationship between Leah (the protagonist) and her daughter Hannah is charming. The 5-year-old's dialogue is realistic and engaging as is all dialogue in the story.
The tone is reminiscent of Janet Evanovich. Well done! The dialogue is witty and keeps you reading. There are a few lapses in POV but these don't detract from the quick pacing of the story.
Plot elements include the initial one where Dan's face is shot off. Immediately, we get a new love interest for Leah in the form of an ex-marine named Michael who was at the scene and whose dog Lonnie prevents Hannah from being kidnapped by Trudy later in the story. Trudy ends up dead, Michael turns out to be more than what he appears to be...the house Leah and Dan lived in is ransacked in search of diamonds. The list goes on and on.
I can't say much more because I don't want any spoilers here. I highly recommend this book.
If you're a fan of romantic suspense, put it on your 'to-read' list. I'm going to go check out other books by Meb Bryant to see what else she has waiting to be read.
She fuels her characters with dynamic, full dimensions that make them real for the reader. Her characters seem as ordinary as a next door neighbor as their flaws begin to show through, and their underlying motives and agendas interact and clash for attention from page to page. Crisp, realistic dialogue kept me listening until the last page.
Bryant lets her characters play fast and loose with her plot that has more twists than an out of control pretzel bakery. The reader is challenged to separate the beginning from the ending, and the author is masterful at hiding revelations until the last page. The reader won’t see it coming.
Killing People is a riveting story packed with major characters with diverse agendas that lead the reader through chilling and thrilling scenes. Killing People has elements of mystery and romance which add to the entertaining value for the reader. The author presents each element with true professionalism and flavors her writing voice with a touch of class that is sure to resonate with readers.
I particularly enjoyed the romantic thread that is woven with precision and style through the heavier portions of the story. Bryant keeps the story balanced with great pacing that tracked right along with each page I turned. My emotions rode in sync with the female protagonist, and novelist Meg Bryant had no mercy on any of her characters. Well-crafted story!
Meb Bryant gets Five Stars on this one! Excellent read, Ms. Bryant!