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Sunset Hill Paperback – February 17, 2014
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The main characters are well defined and easy to relate to, and their interaction with each other offers both serious and lighthearted moments. I did tend to switch off, though, when too many traffic/sat navigation directions were being passed backwards and forwards. A mark deducted for this, therefore four stars rather than five.
There are plenty of unexpected and intriguing developments to keep the reader guessing - I won't spoil things by saying too much, suffice to say that you'll be hard-pressed to guess the ending.
So far this is the only novel I've read by Everett Powers. It has made an excellent first impression on me and I enjoyed it very much. I'll be sure to look out for more of his books.
Grant Starr is once again in the middle of everything, and his interactions with the other characters adds a great human touch to a fantastic mystery novel. Some people may think the interactions were a bit superfluous, but for me personally, I like to see the lives of the main characters alongside the mystery and murder.
Unlike a lot of series you don’t need to read the previous novels to know whats happening. It certainly doesn’t hurt, but the necessary details are supplied early enough, without becoming boring exposition. So while I recommend reading Mighty T, you won’t lose anything if you don’t.
Throughout the story you will be left guessing at what will happen next, and the ending will definitely catch you by surprise. I would like to say more but honestly it is very, very easy to spoil this book, so I can only say I think this book is a solid five stars, despite some editing mistakes. Read it you won’t be disappointed.
Sunset Hill has a well-paced plot with engaging and well developed characters. I enjoyed the relationship development that occurs between Grant and the other characters. The thing that I found most interesting about the serial killer murders in this novel was the strategy with which the murderer used to select some of her victims.
Having read some of the other reviews it sounds as though reading the books in order will provide some background information about the main villain in this book as well. That said, even without reading the other books in the series I was able to understand the plot and enjoy the characters so reading them is not essential. Because I enjoyed this book so much I look forward to reading the first two books in the Grant Starr novels in order to get a better handle on how the characters developed both individually and in their relationships.
Sunset Hill opens with our killer picking up a newly divorced man at a local bar as she gives the reader a peak into her strategy for choosing her targets. Between the murder mystery aspect of the book and the social interactions that occur between Grant and the other main characters the plot moves quickly and with great interest.
Having not read the other books in the Grant Starr series did not seem to detract from my understanding of the plot and enjoyment of the book. That said, I typically like to read books in order so when I pick up my next Everett Powers novel it will be the first Grant Starr novel so that I can get the benefit of watching the characters develop.
Within the first few pages I was drawn into the story. Powers writing is compelling. He knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat and hold you there throughout the book. The plot was fact paced. There were no dull chapters for me. I finished the story in two sittings. I hope Powers continues with the series. I will have to go back and buy the others now. Recommended book.
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