Read 16 March 2012
My rating 3 / 5
This book was reviewed for and on behalf of The Kindle Book Review.
The Detective is a short story but packs a lot in. We follow the Detective on the hunt for a missing girl. He is then asked to find a missing Amish girl, then finds himself at the centre of a revenges attack.
The story is well written, but for me there was just something missing. I can’t put my finger on it, but I finished the book and though ‘oh, that’s it then’. The author has packed in a lot of threads to this story, and for me, it doesn’t quite work. I’d have rather seen one or two elements removed and the story a little tighter or for this to have been a much longer novel – I felt there was much more to explore with the characters.
Its worth a look at, and I look forward to J. E Hood’s future books, perhaps a longer version of The Detective.