Thursday, 25 February 2016

Between Good And Evil - R. Michael Phillips (Book review)

So today I have no less than 3 reviews to post but I will try to spread them over the day and we start with this book that has been on my to read list for a while and I finally got to read it.

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Years after the Willis Asylum closed, the secrets of its past lingered in its decaying halls as a reminder to the good people of Auburn Notch—when Evil closes a door, he also opens a window. Sheriff Promise Flynn was new to the town, and she was about to find out some windows should never be opened.

Promise Flynn is an overly impulsive Metro Detective whose disregard for procedure finally resulted in her being shot and left for dead during an investigation. To repair her bruised ego and splintered confidence she abandons the callous dark alleys of Chicago to patrol the quiet, birch-lined streets of Auburn Notch—a favorite vacation spot of her youth. For two years everything was idyllic, until the body of a young girl found in the abandoned asylum outside of town awakens the insecurities she thought her new life would insulate her from.

As the new Sheriff she begins her investigation ignoring the similarities between the young woman’s death and her own case, oblivious to being unexpectedly recognized and penciled in at the top of a clever murderer’s To-Do list. Her internal struggle intensifies when a discredited crime reporter from the past suspiciously arrives in town to resurrect his threadbare reputation, along with an FBI agent chasing down a lead in a cold case. Both men quickly become entangled in Flynn's investigation and her attempts to finally put her past to rest.

Flynn reluctantly accepts the murder of the young girl just might be the work of the two men responsible for her hasty departure from Chicago, but Agent MacGregor insists the evidence points to a man he’s been chasing. As the rising current of her past threatens to pull her under, Flynn finds herself unprepared for option three.

My Thoughts
This book is a very interesting book with so much going on in it. At first I had trouble keeping up but when I finally got into it, I started to enjoy it and I really did like the book.

The writing style is very nice and it drives the story and makes it deep, which is something I really enjoy and liked about this book. I can say it is different from a lot of book in the same genre and that is something I really enjoyed. it wasn't a rerun of a million other books you have read.

The characters in the book is very well developed and fits the story perfectly. Over all the author have done a good job with the story and the characters. This is a very interesting book and I think that it will take me reread of the book for it to come to its right. I don't know why but it feels like the book has so much to give and that I couldn't take it in the first time. This is something that is both good and bad for a book, the good thing is, the reader will come back and the bad thing is that some stop reading it.

This is not the easiest read out their but I really enjoyed it and I will reread it again in the future. It is really good and i really enjoyed reading it. I have ordered this book as a paperback so it shows that I really enjoyed the book.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your wonderful thoughts! I'm delighted you liked it. Cheers, Mike