What is it?
Christian suspense/crime novel
Who wrote it?
What did I like?
My best friend got me this whole series, the O’Malley Series, for Christmas like two years ago. Up until this point, I’ve only read The Negotiator, the first book in this series. And though I enjoyed that one, I just hadn’t taken the time to read the others.
I’m at a copywriting seminar in Kansas City this week, and I had some downtime between arriving at the hotel and attending the first session. So I thought I’d start it. … A few hours later, I finished it.
Spectacular writing. Great characters. Intense action. Overall, this was just a really fun read. It was captivating and engaging, and the chapter length was short so it kept the tension way up throughout the whole book. The characters had flaws, and the story was so full of excitement I really couldn’t put it down.
What didn’t I like?
I loved this book, and I can’t really think of anything I disliked enough to talk about. It was certainly predictable in a number of places, but it wasn’t written to be a mystery. I mean, it’s the same beef I have with most Christian fiction books, that once the main character resolves his/her conflict with God, the story works out happily. But for what it is, it was a lot of fun. The predictability didn’t bother me, and it was nice to be able to sit down and read a book in a few hours that was entertaining, engaging, and had enough substance I didn’t feel like I’d wasted my time.
Should you read it?
I think so. It’s not heavy, so don’t expect it to be. Relax and enjoy it. It’s a ton of fun. Makes me wish I knew a Marcus O’Malley quite honestly … =D