- File Size: 718 KB
- Print Length: 225 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1926500695
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: pd workman (June 6, 2016)
- Publication Date: June 6, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01GPJP9XC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #387,614 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Duane, pest exterminator, is unhappy in his job, but it is the best he can do. He is and ex-convict, slight of build, bullied all his life, sometimes relentlessly. He hatches a plan: revenge on those he feels are mistreating him -- a way to feel vindicated and important.
Matt and Duane are on a collision course.
Sharply defined characters, fully believable, inhabit the story and fuel an appealing story-line. The novel is both a detective style mystery of a different sort and a personal journey for Matt. Matt's perseverance, both in his personal struggle and his investigation, is key to the story. A twist and danger again lurks. Reviewed by the author of The Children's Story, About Good and Evil.
As with any thriller, I can't say too much about the plot or content of the book without risking giving too much away, but if you are fascinated by unusual medical conditions and the detective work of tracking down "patient zero" in a medical thriller, you will want to read this novel. From the first page, I felt connected to the protagonist and frustrated every time he tried to warn others but wasn't heard or, worse, was outright dismissed.
I couldn't put the book down until I'd finished it because I had to know: would he find the answer? Could he get the authorities to take notice before it was too late? Would he become just another victim of his suspect?
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and can't wait to read Workman's next book.
On the other hand the overall plot, while interesting and nicely done, seemed somewhat “formula” to me. The characters are adequate to the task, but didn’t really pop out as fully-developed people. My biggest rough spot is the antagonist. Although a sympathetic character, and nicely developed, the depth of his skills simply didn’t ring true for me and that took the edge off the suspense.
Overall, this is an enjoyable book I’d recommend for beach or travel reading. It is entertaining and undemanding.
Why 3 stars? To me, 3 stars indicates something worth reading, 4 stars indicates that a book that has something special going for it in addition to being a good read, and 5 stars is reserved for books with a richness and depth that totally blow me away (eg. "Dune" or "Lord of the Rings").
DISCLAIMER : I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review as part of Mystery Thriller Week.
The characters are developed but not as well as most others in Workmans books! I was never close or attached here..
Generally, this is a book worth reading & if your like me & enjoy a realistic medical thrill- you'll enjoy it!
The characters were mostly believable, including the villain, with the obvious exception of the creepily converted meat-eater who lives upstairs. The story usually made sense, although exact nature of the sleep disorder of the protagonist was hard for me to understand. I greatly appreciated that the science seemed relatively solid (unlike so many other novels with similar intent). And there were very few maddening errors in the proofreading.
I also live in tick country, and by the time I was halfway through this book, I was definitely feeling itchy all over.