on Sep. 21, 2009
This was one of my first experiences into Ebooks and I picked a great entry into this medium.
The story, albeit distributing, reads exceptionally well. The characters are rich and engaging and I was left with wanting to read more to find out more. Each character was flawed and was aware of their flaws adding to the overall reality of the piece. Some things are forbidden for a reason but we are driven to find out why. This read will let you explore safely but not freely that question.
The cat and mouse game of getting into the mind of a senseless serial killer is one that takes you down some unpleasant roads. These roads, once traveled, cannot be forgotten. This book is definitely worth the read regardless of its medium.
Another great read from Frank Buchan. It is from the reality and humanity based science fiction genre that is overlooked today by most writers. It flows well and has some great social commentary that is important in our time.
Sometimes we just do not want to believe the truth.
When you are faced with new realities how much of what you perceive is based on your known past? This read will force you to address this question.
To Paint A White Room Red
on Jan. 28, 2013
The characters of this story are rich, complex and very intertwined all the things that make a whodunit a good whodunit. The lead detective is flawed, broken and too good to be fired from the department. He is tolerated only because he is needed.
The book takes several twists and turns and you are never quite sure what the next day is going to bring. I was held captive from the start of the book all the way through to its ending. I wanted to know not only what happened but also what would happen to these interesting characters. Frank Buchan created a story with great believable characters, some of which are not likeble and a detective story that will keep you guessing.
Well worth the read.
The second in the series and it lived up to its predecessor. This story extends the secondary characters of the first book to a more prominent role. This extension explains the twisted and complex world of Major Crime investigators while at the same time keeps the reader engaged and wanting to know more. True to author’s style this book has great characters, believable plot lines and wonderful dialogue to guide through a cold case now very hot due to new circumstances. I was not disappointed in this purchase and it had me attached to my ereader to its action packed finish. If you like the characters in the first story you are going to want to see what happens to them in this excellent continuation of Andrew’s Mackenzie’s crazy world.
This third in the series of Andrew Mackenzie is quite the journey. The author’s formula of giving believable characters form and depth allows the reader to really want to know what is going to happen to these characters. The detectives are always being swamped with problems both internal and criminal but yet stay focused on trying to get the “bad” people. The story is dark, complex and unsettling and these are the items that make real detective stories readable. From the detectives’ dark pasts and unwanted experiences they are forced to find a child killer before he kills again. Time, stress and with station in turmoil the team must work together, mend fences and find this criminal this before he strikes again.
An excellent read and the author is one of my favourites on my eReader.