Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Maegan's review of Chasing the Dead by Joel Goldman

Reviewed by -- Maegan
        
Book Review of -- Chasing the Dead by Joel Goldman
        
My overall star rating --- 5   
     
About the book:
The dead never lay easy until someone speaks for them.

Public Defender Alex Stone is appointed to represent Jared Bell a homeless veteran struggling with his demons who is accused of raping and murdering a prostitute. Though pressured to railroad Jared straight to death row, Alex risks everything to prove he's innocent in spite of his confession.

And, when a close friend leaves Alex a blood-curdling message the instant before she's murdered, Alex becomes the killer's next target.
        
Book creation ratings:
Overall total -- 26 out of a possible 30
-- Story & characters -- 10        
-- Cover & title -- 10        
-- Editing & formatting -- 6        
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
The proofreader for the book did not do such a great job. There are misspelled words and the flow in parts of the story is not that great. The plot was awesome for me and kept me engaged as well as wondering about twists that might happen. The main character is lesbian. Some might like to know this in advance. In the end of the book, the author has tied up the loose ends for this mystery, but has started into another; which has me thinking/hoping that there might be another book coming. If you like murder mysteries and quick reads, this is a book for you.                

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- Murder Mystery        
Age recommendations -- 16 or up based on the details of the murder scenes        
Sex content rating -- mild        
Violence rating -- moderate as it is a murder mystery        

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