Friday 31 May 2013

#Orangeberry Book Review - I'd Kill for YouI'd Kill for You by Alan Plessinger

I'd Kill for YouI'd Kill for You by Alan Plessinger
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If I had to pick my one favourite thing about the book it would be the writing style. The author's words are descriptive and although some point out that the use of adjectives are one too many, it works for the story and the characters. Each character is described in detail to the point that you can picture them standing in front of you.

For instance, "Helen Carpner was a woman in her early sixties who had obviously spent a great deal of money to melt away the years. Upon the great edifice of her face, work had been done, expense had not been spared; but the results, though attractive and impressive, were by no means natural looking."

The story is rather fast-paced and slows down a bit when allowing the reader to adjust to a new location or when a new character is introduced. At these points, the description plays a key role in enabling the reader's imagination to move forward with the next phase of this murder mystery. The author's balance of show and tell is one that not many authors use and I especially enjoyed the quirky feel each character got. Each was flawed in one way or another.

My book club members and I had no issues with the editing and we received a pdf format of this book with no formatting errors. All in we liked it very much.

Would I recommend this read? Oh yes, definitely.

Overall assessment:
Content: 4/5
Editing: 4/5
Formatting: 4/5
Pacing: 4/5
Offensive content?: I would rate this R or 18+ for theme and content.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours. I did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was I obliged to write a positive one.

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