Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

Murder Like a Labyrinth by Raymond Lee Hegstad April 25, 2019

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 3:03 pm
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About:

Dr. Riva Parker Grey, Md and Chief of Police Salem Grey go to Las Vegas where Riva is to be the Keynote Speaker at a forensic conference. They meet old friends, but quickly get drawn into a strange series of murders. As the bodies begin piling up the twists and turns fueled by lies, deceit and unruly children make the investigators feel as though they keep making unneeded or wrong turns in a giant maze.

My thoughts:

Disclaimer to my blog readers: this is not a Christian book.

I read and reviewed the first book in this series and enjoyed it so I was looking forward to this book.

I like the idea of it, how is started out was interesting and then . . . I struggled. There were no charters I liked, until Riva and Salem showed back up. Until then I couldn’t stand any of the characters. They are all self-centered and just a real mess.

Also, for some reason the writing style felt different to me. There was a lot of dialogue using people’s names as they spoke and then almost everyone had a nickname. This felt unnatural to me.

This is for sure a labyrinth and I had no idea where it was going, it did keep me guessing. But for me, not liking the characters really made this book different to read.

Grab your copy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me. All opinions are my own. 

 

The Phantom Directors Cut by Raymond Lee Hegstad April 18, 2019

Filed under: Book Reviews,Uncategorized — Melissa Finnegan @ 4:37 pm
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About:

A three book salem Grey series
Obsessed with finding a serial killer whom he has chased for years, Salem Grey has moved to a small town in Littleton, Washington. Operating as a police chief and from his compound home, he is finally closing in. With the help of his lady forensic M.E., A dangerous and shocking reality is being unveiled.

My thoughts:

Forewarning, this is not a Christian book. I thought it was. Not that that changes my review. I will read secular books here and there, but for my blog readers who are used me reviewing Christian fiction I wanted to give you a heads up. There is some language and references to things you don’t get in Christian fiction.

It took me a while before I really got into this book but once I did the author kept piling on the layers and making things more complicated and I found myself having to keep reading to see what would happen.

I didn’t love the style of writing, some things seemed a bit too convenient and things lined up in a way that had me scratching my head and wondering how that happened.

But, overall, I enjoyed the read.

Grab your copy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me. All opinions are my own.