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Motherless Children Paperback – April 19, 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
The book is great. You get the feeling in the first 25 pages of the book what's going on, and how the mystery might be solved. And yet, you are confused, there aren't enough pieces in the puzzle yet, so you're not sure. This goes on right up until the last 50 pages or so when things finally come to a head.
The character development is great. I am really looking forward to the next book starring Danny Tobin, as he is presented as a compelling, yet troubled figure. And it was nice to hear about some areas in Virginia I know, some areas in Massachusetts I've visited, and of course a little bit of security and hacking here and there which is always appealing to me.
Bottom line is, get this book and read it. It's entertaining, exciting, and will be hard to put down.
Strongly recommend this book.
I especially enjoyed the development of the main character. It wasn't the direction I expected at the start, and his motivations and evolution really play quite well. To be honest it's really refreshing to see one of these cop characters actually develop and change in response to the events around him. Most crime thrillers seem to do a big reset at the end for the next sequel.
The author also clearly understands technology and integrates it seamlessly into the story. This isn't one of those stories with a magic hacker using mystical skills- everything makes sense and actually aligns with the story instead of distracting it.
This is a solid crime thriller. Better character development, plotting, and details than most publisher-backed novels. It's very much worth your time, and I even bought a second paperback version to hand off to a family member.
... even though the story opens with an EMT running the air medical helicopter (sorry, the former paramedic in me couldn't let this go on the off chance the author reads this)...
I venture to say if you are a fan of fast-paced thrillers, you'll totally dig this book. It is snappily written with a clear, consistent (if not quirky) voice. And it's a page turner for sure.
As a computer security guy, I particularly enjoyed all of the references to various inside jokes and knowledge. I'm sure that avid runners will feel the same about the running content.
Buy this book and read it at the beach.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have never read Dennis Fisher before but I liked everything about this book. Compelling story, good characters, lots of action and a sobering finish. Read morePublished on September 6, 2012 by Bogey
Great story & a very fast read. Love story & a crime story in one. I couldnt put it down. Can't wait for his next book!Published on July 9, 2012 by Tpy
This debut novel is engaging, entertaining, and difficult to put down. I read the majority of it on a single flight, then finished it later that evening (at the expense of being... Read morePublished on May 24, 2012 by chriseng
Dennis Fisher has created a masterpiece. His imagery and descriptions are marvelous and his settings are second to none. I hope this is his first novel in a long series to come.Published on May 22, 2012 by P Woodward
This was a fantastic first novel and I'm already anticipating the next adventures. On top of a great plot, Fisher does an excellent job weaving in back stories and creating... Read morePublished on May 22, 2012 by civey
If you live in Massachusetts, specifically on Cape Cod or in the New Bedford area you will love this book. Read morePublished on May 21, 2012 by Pamela M. Delaney