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By: Russell Brooks
Published by: Independent
Format of Review Copy: Softcover
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Synopsis (from Amazon):
You know a publicity stunt has backfired when someone dies.Starving author Eddie Barrow, Jr., will do anything to get a book deal with a NYC publisher. Even if it means getting caught by the media while engaging in S&M with a female celebrity as a publicity stunt. What Eddie gets instead are details of a billion dollar fraud scheme from a suicidal client who’s fatally shot minutes later. Now on the run from the law and the killers, Eddie seeks help from two unlikely friends-an alcoholic and a dominatrix. With few resources, Eddie races to clear his name, unveil the fraud scheme, and expose the killers before he becomes their next victim.
This book was very fast paced, as in, I read it in a day! YAY!
In this book we follow a “wannabe” writer and his friends as they hatch a “scheme” to try to get famous – to get published. Unfortunately, the scheme doesn’t go as planned. Do they ever? There is a murder, of course!
I enjoyed the main character, Eddie, and his friends. The story is a good one. Felt like I was reading Scooby Doo – but for grownups. *uhm… REAL grownups – there is a dom and everything! haha!* I did feel like the conversation dialogs between the friends were a little “forced”, but it wasn’t so much so that it turned me off to the story. The author also took the time to translate the French dialog to English, which I wish he hadn’t. I found it slowed the pace of the story for me, but then again – I know French. I am sure those who do not will appreciate the translations.
I think my favorite thing of the entire book, really, was the use of Darwin. I thought it was just awesome. That’s the bit that made me feel all Scooby Doo-y. Just some friends… hangin’ out in a cemetery… trying to solve a murder mystery… with Charles Darwin as our clue. =D
This story would make and excellent episode of CASTLE!
All in all, I say GOOD READ! Pick it up if you like murder mystery, thriller type books.
Language warning: cussing including gd *cringe* and the f-bomb. Important to note: this book is adult thriller genre not YA.
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