|Print List Price:||$13.95|
Save $10.96 (79%)
Suspicions: a novel of suspense Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
|Length: 300 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Matchbook Price: $0.00
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Plot: Interesting, page turning suspense with a believable captivating story. The suspense was spot on, there were plenty of twists and turns and the resolution was a suprise to me.
Characters: Here's where I was not impressed. Especially the main character, Stacey, but other characters as well were under-developed and seemed somewhat shallow. In some spots, the main character acted really, really weird and did things that made no sense whatsoever. I thought at first that she would be an every day Mom that was trying to help solve a crime, but she wasn't really helping, she was mainly making it very hard for the police to do their job.
Style: The writing style was okay, but it seemed rushed and stilted in some places. It was written well enough to keep me interested even though the main character annoyed me greatly.
All in all, it was an okay read. I'm glad I read it, though it will not be in my "to read again" pile.
By contrast, I just finished reading The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson. Now there's a compelling, credible thriller, even though the plot gets really wild. The plot of Suspicions gets wild too, but instead of turning the e-pages with anxious interest in what happens next, I was impatient to just finish the book. My reactions to the climactic confrontation were oh brother, eye rolling, puhleeeease can we get this over with. I appreciated the advertised absence of profanity and sexual content (one of the reasons I gave the book a chance), but that virtue can't compensate for poor writing.
This is a good example of a book that wouldn't have been published before do-it-yourself e-publishing came along, because it's not very good. It wouldn't have made the cut. This author would have been rejected and either quit or kept trying until her writing improved substantially. No doubt some real gems get passed up by traditional print publishers, but it's hard to find those diamonds in the self-publishing rough. This isn't one of them.
This book reads as if written by an elementary school student. I totally agree with the other reviewer that asked if there was a minimum number of words the author was required to write. So much of the narrative adds nothing to the story and seems to exist only to make the book longer.
Several of the characters pose questions as part of their dialouge and if it was
done to engage the reader, it failed miserably. These "talking to myself" hypothetical questions were rather annoying. Instead of giving me insight to the characters' thought process, they illustrated just how one dimensional the characters were.
I also agree with the others that did not like the main character. She was nosey, whiney, insecure and presumptuous. Her actions are totally naive, everything from playing detective to committing her own crimes that she seems to justify, even though she fails to see how this does not make her any different from her father, which she condemns throughout. (Not going to spoil that part, but it makes sense if you read the book.) She is hypocritical on just about every level.
The whole story is unrealistic and it seems as if there was no research on how missing persons investigations are actually conducted.
Based on this book, I have no desire to read others by this same author. My advice is to skip this one, even if it is free.