Jun 16, 2012

Book Review: A Smudge of Gray

Detective Brian Boise is about to embark on the biggest case of his career. After being thrust into law enforcement on the footsteps of his father, Detective Boise finds himself on the trail of a murder suspect he could never have imagined, the mysterious businessman, Trevor Malloy. Trevor is an irresistible hitman with everything going for him, while Detective Boise is a cutthroat detective going against the grain. These two men, both breadwinners and keystones of their families, play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. They are a contrast of each other and as their game progresses, their worlds contort and the line between black and white blurs.

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Before I put my name in the hat for this book, I did read a few reviews to see if this was a book that I could do justice too.  And most readers gave it high marks.  I am only sorry that I don't agree fully with them.

This book is all about connections.  The connections between the police detective and the killer and where the lives of their family intersect.  I found this part of the story to very interesting.  The strange ways that lives interweave even without our knowledge.

There were a few things that I really didn't care for however.  The one of least importance is the overblown descriptions.  I want to be able to build a scene in my mind not be told all the details insignificant or not.  I could have overlooked this however if I felt that the book had no heart.  Even when there were scenes of a personal nature, I got the feeling of coldness.  There was no one to relate too.  

I feel that this author has been touched by greatness but needs refining.  I would definitely read his next book and I am sure that a lot of my readers will absolutely love this book but I just couldn't get behind this book.  For a book to be great,it has to effect me emotionally and this book didn't.

I rate this book a 2.5.

I received this book at no charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.  No monies have or will exchange hands.


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