Thursday, February 18, 2021

The Girl from Silent Lake (Detective Kay Sharp Book 1)

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The Girl from Silent Lake is the first book in a new thriller/mystery series by Leslie Wolfe. Due out 19th Feb 2021, it's 373 pages and will be available in paperback, audio, and ebook formats. It's worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links and references throughout. I've really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately. For Kindle Unlimited subscribers, this book is currently included in the KU subscription library to borrow and read for free.

The author is adept at her craft. The book is well written technically, all the parts work the way they're supposed to. The action and plotting are engaging, and the majority of the dialogue is smoothly written and not clunky. Nevertheless I had a hard time reading this book. I just don't enjoy reading "kidnapper serial killer" thrillers and that is what this one is, top to bottom.  

The language and content are explicit and difficult to read in some places. I found it a gruelling and depressing read. For fans of the subgenre (serial killer kidnap mysteries with flawed protagonists with a hidden tragic past) this will be a four star read. 

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.  

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