Sunday, March 16, 2014

Visible Threat by Janice Cantore

*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

From the Publisher:

Officer Brinna Caruso wants perfection—perfect justice and a perfect world. She wants to save and protect all the innocents in the world, no matter the cost.

Orphaned and struggling to get by, Ivana and her sister left Bulgaria for America with dreams of a better life. But since they arrived in Long Beach, everything they were promised has turned out to be a lie.

After a dead girl is found in the river with a mysterious tattoo on her hip, homicide detective Jack O’Reilly asks for Brinna’s help. Unaware of the depths of evil that will be uncovered, Brinna finds herself flung into a dangerous frontier—an organized human trafficking ring.

My Review:

I enjoyed reading this book. The story was interesting, as well as the characters. That being said, I probably would not read another book by this author. While it was a good book, it wasn’t a GREAT book. I felt like parts of the storyline were over-played without enough change and details to make it worth repeating – such as Brinna’s search for peace and justice and perfection. Perhaps it was over-stated without needing to be. I prefer when a book doesn’t explicitly state the character’s problem, but rather just tells the story and allows you to figure it out for yourself. I feel like if you have to state it repeatedly, then you aren’t telling it well enough through the character’s action. It should be obvious… and don’t state the obvious. After a while Brinna’s “issues” and her love life just got on my nerves.

I also felt like the cover was kind of lame and cheesy.

I don’t feel like the book was a waste of my time. The story turned out okay and it was good enough… but it wasn’t GREAT.
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