Category Archives: Fiction – Mystery

Pendulum Of Justice

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Obtained from:  Author on September 11, 2013
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Author:         DK Halling
Genre:          Mystery Suspense
Format:         Kindle
Reviewer:       Charlie Kravetz
Stars:          5/5

This review is for the Kindle edition ebook.

Disclosure: I was given my copy of this book by the author as a review copy.

Action, mystery, suspense, all rolled into one really good story.

A technological thriller, this is the story of how one man hoped to make a difference. What do you do when you have invented life-saving surgery that someone steals. How do you cope when the most important person in your life dies, because bureaucrats in government decide to help the thief?

I found this story particularly intriguing considering much of what is happening in United States government politics today. It is as much the story of “doing the right thing” as it is the story of government gone wrong. I love the persistence of the hero in this book, Hank Rangar. He never gives up, which would be so easy to do under the circumstances.

To be able a write a story of the latest or possible in the future technology and keep it in the modern age must be very difficult. The authors never state this technology is even plausible in today’s world, but the reader is so drawn into the story that they might have difficulties separating fact from fiction.

If you enjoy modern technology fiction, this book fills that need nicely. It is fast paced, well written, and yet leaves enough to the readers imagination to hold their interest. I am looking forward to the next book by these authors.

The Scavenger’s Song

Obtained from:  Amazon on September 10, 2013
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Author:                 Sara Marie Hogg
Genre:                  Mystery Suspense
Format:                Kindle
Reviewer:            Charlie Kravetz
Stars:                  4/5

This review is for the Kindle edition ebook.

Disclosure: I was given my copy of this book by the author as a review copy.

A suspense filled detective story, that is different from other mysteries.

A killer, a couple of police detectives, a number of missing women. It all combines to make a great detective story, with a few twists that kept me reading.

I liked this book. I liked the two detectives, and found them to be down to earth policemen. Throwing in a psychic was brilliant! I stumbled for a few pages at the 10-year break, it seems very sudden. Perhaps that is to make the reader realize the story is changing, but is just did not allow a smooth transition.

If the goal of this book was to make me want more, Sara Marie Hogg succeeded. I found the story filled with suspense, and wanted to get back to it as soon as possible. This was an entertaining story to read, without the normal “private eye” detective that so often fills these mystery novels.

I would recommend this book to those that enjoy a good detective story with a different twist. I found it suspenseful enough to keep my interest, and different enough to make me think about the story when I was not reading. I look forward to the sequel to this book and will be reading it when it comes out.