Monday, April 2, 2012

Book #17 - The Shop

51Uo-Bdi1zL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-64,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_Highly rated, and on sale from Amazon one day, I grabbed The Shop, a thriller. It starts out exciting, with a number of celebrities killed at an Aspen home. A writer survives, and we’re left wondering what happened. It seems there must be some wild reason while a former Navy SEAL led a team in there.

The book jumps to the death of a police chief in Florida, and the investigation by a female detective of a neighboring district. She’s confident, but not well liked and is trying to work through the strange incident, while also dealing with her fear of water.

What do these stories have to do with each other. They wind through the book, jumping from one to the other until they finally come together at the final battle of the book, on an island in Florida. It’s a thriller, full of conspiracy and action, but the writing wasn’t great to me. It somehow lacked the excitement of a Clancy, Child, or Ludlum thriller. The characters are a little shallow and the story doesn’t unfold smoothly.

It was OK, but not one I’d recommend.

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