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Book Review- David Ellis- The Hidden Man

Posted by Tony Peters on January 11, 2013 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

David Ellis- The Hidden Man 3.25 Stars

 

Jason Kolarich’s neighbour and best friend’slittle sister is abducted when he is a young boy. Everybody suspects apedophile that lives in the area, but can never prove his guilt. Now yearslater Sammy Cutler, his estranged best friend, is accused of murdering the mansuspected of abducting his sister. A shady man hires Jason, now a lawyer, toget an acquittal for Sammy, but he is not supposed to do anything except showup, they will handle everything else. Jason Kolarich doesn’t play by thosekinds of rules though.

 

It was a pretty good start to this book. Myattention was grabbed early on and it never really lost my attention at anypoint. It flowed smoothly and at a good pace. The plot was fairly good, but Ihad to keep wonder why Jason Kolarich, for such a smart man, did not think torecord any of his conversations and go to the police. This kind of frustratedme and took away from the book. It had a few twists, but none of them werereally shocking. The characters themselves were really well done, but Jason’swhole self pity thing got to be a little frustrating as well, although Iunderstand that losing the two most important people in your life would beextremely traumatic. The flashbacks to better times in his life also got to beold, a few would have been good for background development, but the frequencyof these flashbacks was driving me insane. Overall though it was a pretty goodone time read.

 

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Kids on a Case: The Case of the Ten GrandKidnapping

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Book Review- Richard North Patterson- Eyes of a Child

Posted by Tony Peters on January 3, 2013 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Richard North Patterson- Eyes of a Child 3 Stars

 

When Teresa’s soon-to-be-ex-husband isfound dead, it looks like suicide until the crime scene techs say otherwise. Thepolice have brought their custody battle front and center and have brought upthe possible child abuse of her daughter. All of this is the reason why theyare looking at her boyfriend and employer as the prime suspect in the murder.The trial will test them all and bring them to the brink. The question is canthey survive the ordeal? Or will it destroy them?

 

I loved the introduction to this book, itgrabbed my attention immediately. However the whole rest of the first quarter,although intriguing, was frustrating, and I did not quite believe that hercurrent husband could get away with everything he got away with. I also did notknow why Teresa did not see exactly what had happened to her daughter. Thetrail section of the book was really good. It was gripping and very wellwritten. Then came the final section. Things just got wrapped up a little tooneatly for me, and I kind of thought that it was unnecessarily perfect. Thecharacters in the book were pretty good, but could have used a little bit more realism.Overall the book was a good one time read, and the middle section really savedthe book for me.

 

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Tony Peters

Kids on a Case: The Case of the Ten GrandKidnapping

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Book Review- Allan Folsom- Day of Confession

Posted by Tony Peters on December 20, 2012 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Allan Folsom- Day of Confession 3.75 Stars

 

The Cardinal Vicar of Rome has just been assassinated and HarryAddison’s brother has been listed as the number one suspect. Harry Addison inLos Angeles, got a concerning message on his answering machine from his brotherwhom he hasn’t spoken to in many years, right before finding out that hisbrother was killed in a bus explosion. Rushing to Italy to bring his brother’s bodyhome, he finds himself being treated as a suspect in the whole plot. Throwinghim into a desperate race to save his own life, and get to the bottom ofthings.

 

I hadn’t read anything by Folsom for awhile and quite enjoyed the return to his books. The characters were very wellcrafted fitting exactly as needed, I felt like you could actually get to knowthem. I also love how the plot is full of twists and turns, although he tellsyou who the villains are pretty quick. I wish that he had left out most of thevillain stuff, as it would have been a lot more intense not knowing who to lookout for. I also found the constant shift from character to character to drag abit, prefer it when only a couple of characters are focused on, as it I find itto be more nail-biting. The setting was great, who doesn’t want to spend sometime in Italy and Rome? I also would liketo let the author know that I highly doubt makeup would cover up nail scratchesto the face that drew blood. It was a very fast-paced read though, and I wouldrecommend it to thriller fans.

 

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Tony Peters

Kids on a Case: The Case of the Ten GrandKidnapping

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Book Review- Greg Iles- 24 Hours

Posted by Tony Peters on December 8, 2012 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Greg Iles- 24 Hours 3.75 Stars

 

Five times before Joey, Huey, and Cherylhad pulled off their perfect kidnapping crime, only taking 24 hours to get asmall payout. This time things are different Dr. Will Jennings and his wifeKaren, are not going to make it easy. They don’t trust the kidnappers to keeptheir word, especially with what they have learned. Protecting their child ismost important, they will do anything to see she is kept alive, even if itmeans killing someone else, or dying themselves.

 

The book started off a little slow for me,but picked up pretty quick. Iles grabs your attention early on and doesn’t letit go. It has many good twists, none that I would say are shocking, but you arestill kept on the edge of your seat waiting to find out what is going to happennext. I did find it a little graphic in a few sections, but it was actuallyused to add to the tension. It also had some fluff in a few sections that slowedthings down, and could have been shortened to keep things flowing. Thecharacters were very well done, and fit into their roles perfectly. Realism wassomething that weakened this novel. There were sections that I wondered if thecharacters would have really been able to do what they did, or if they wouldhave been willing to do some of what they did. Overall I found this novel to bea good read, but likely wouldn’t read it a second time.

 

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Tony Peters

Kids on a Case: The Case of the Ten GrandKidnapping

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Book Review- Margaret Peterson Haddix- Found

Posted by Tony Peters on December 2, 2012 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Margaret Peterson Haddix- Found 3.25 Stars

 

Jonah is thirteen-years-old and wasadopted, but knows nothing about the circumstances of his adoption. Now that heand his new friend Chip have both received foreboding messages within a fewdays of each other, Chip has discovered that he too was adopted. Together withJonah’s sister Katherine, they now must dig into the both of their adoptions tofigure out why they would be receiving these odd messages. Their investigatingwill lead them to many other adopted kids and change everything about theirlife and the way they view it.

 

This book wasn’t a gripping novel for me,although kids likely would enjoy it. It was just interesting enough to keep mereading, a good one time read. Perhaps it was the science-fiction/futuristicangles that were too much for me. The overall plot was pretty good, but toomany kid’s books do what this one did in the end, left it off so that there hadto be another book, but I am not sure how else they would have been able toleave it. The characters were really well done, she put a lot of effort into theircreation and it shows. It had some good twists in it that were surprising andkind of odd, but also fairly obvious. Normally obvious twists take away fromthe book, but I did not find that with this novel. Overall I do think that kidswould enjoy reading this book/series.

 

 

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Tony Peters

Kids on a Case: The Case of the Ten GrandKidnapping

http://authortonypeters.blogspot.com/

 

 

Book Review- Michael Connelly- The Drop

Posted by Tony Peters on November 22, 2012 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Michael Connelly- The Drop 4.75 Stars

 

Detective Harry Bosch has just been givenhis DROP date, 3 years until he must retire from the force. He has twoinvestigations going on at once, one is a cold case from 1989 and one is a livecase involving the city Councilman, Irvin Irving. The cold case involves bloodfound one a body of a woman raped and murdered in 1989, but the blood is thatof an eight-year-old, which means that he must get to the bottom of things. Thelive case is a possible suicide/murder of Councilman Irvin Irving’s son. Justthe kind of case Harry Bosch dreads, high jingo/politics.

 

I loved this book from start to finish. Itstarts out grabbing your attention and getting you involved in the case, notletting up at any point. I found myself curious about how it is going to turnout at every chapter. It had many twists and turns with little surprises hereand there. It was very hard to set this book down, as it had me on the edge ofmy seat. The characters are always great and bring extra depth to the novel. Ialso enjoyed the reference to Castle, considering his appearances on the TVseries. Overall it is definitely one I would highly recommend. One of myfavourites by this author.

 

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Tony Peters

Kids on a Case: The Case of the Ten GrandKidnapping

http://authortonypeters.blogspot.com/

 


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