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Permanent Fatal Error Paperback – May 15, 2014
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Chase was attacked and seriously injured 20 years ago and cannot remember who he was and now has a new identity. Is he really Everett or is it just a red herring? You have to wait until the end to find out.
It all sounds like an interesting plot but the writing is lacklustre.
Hadley Colt is purported to be the pseudonym for an internationally acclaimed author. I can see why he did not want to put his name to this book. It needs a good edit, there are a number of typos and spelling errors " via a weigh point", and some of the technical aspects are wrong, for example an airbag that does not deflate after being deployed.
In an intriguing opening: the biographer, Chase Alger, is solicited by email to write a biography of the missing and presumed dead writer, Everett Hyde. The emails, when answered, are returned with the message 'permanent fatal error'. And so we are hooked. Who is Everett Hyde? Who was Everett Hyde?
But I have to stop here. What seems to you as an intriguing mystery suddenly changes into a thrilling crime novel. And you didn't see it coming. You are going to be led 'down the garden path' into a story of deception, murder, incest, and violence. The sex is indeed graphic but not gratuitous. It fits the story well. As I have already said, nobody is who you think they are. There are no heroes in this story.
I do have one major disappointment: the ending. It does not satisfy me. I am not replete. It does not end. I feel as though I am being set up for a sequel.