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Made A Killing (Alex Warren Murder Mysteries Book 1) Kindle Edition
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This is all very positive so why aren't I giving this a 'five' like everyone else?
Well, I persevered with the story rather than enjoyed it and that's a million miles from what I'd hoped for from this book. In fact I almost gave up after a couple of pages because of the confusing grammar. Commas, apostrophes and the other devices which help a reader were frequently misused or just missing altogether. I know that it makes me sound a pedant saying this but, in order to enjoy a book, one has to lose oneself in it. If you have to keep stopping and starting in order to make sense of what's just gone before, that's the moment lost.
There were also too many references to TV cop programmes - a weak attempt at persuading the reader that your story is the realistic one. I'd urge the author to cut it back to just one jokey comment. Less is always more.
I'm also docking a star because the end was a cliché with the 'bad guy' being unable to contain themselves when it came to spilling the beans on their dark secrets (unrealistic). The car chase was a bit 'OTT' too. Here we are making jibes at TV cop shows and we end up with burning rubber.
On balance, if the system would let me, I'd give 'Made a Killing' 7 out of 10 and that's not bad.
In summary, the story's good (I loved the main victim and would have liked to hear much more about his antics) - it just needs a bit of editing.
In places the writing seems not to flow smoothly. This might be due to me being an American while the author is a Scot, as idiomatic phrasing can vary. I actually found few overt "Scottishisms" to jar me out of the text.
As what I think is called a police procedural, the plot follows the expected sequence from discovery of the murder to capture of the murderer, with false trails and plot twists as well as some tense situations. The romantic element adds an extra dimension to the two main characters and provides a basis for continuity as the series continues.
All in all, the book is a fun read to while away several hours.
Kept me in the dark as to who the killer was till the last few pages. Good reading