Lmost seemed like the author was trying to ineptly channel some Stephen King I thought the supernatural elements were unnecessary and a bit distracting to the story And the twist at the end while not surprising added a little interest to the story I did not particularly like the main character and it got very tedious a This is John Rickards first novel and who lives in England Some of the words used in this story were a *LITTLE CONFUSING BECAUSE OF JOHN NOT BEING FROM THE *confusing because of John not being from the States However the story was a good read just not fantastic I think the ending was probably my Favorite of the whole story in other wards ended Great From page 12 of this book which is told in first person narrative tension is created that rarely subsides throughout the whole book There as been a murder The details of its commision Satria dari Negeri Tayli 1-28 have an immediate bizzare feel about them Nicholas the captive suspect taunts private investigator Alex Rourke with snippets of information which implies that the perpetrator knows Rourke why andow are details remaining obscure until the story is almost finished As well as the build up of tension there is a dark brooding atmosphere that the writer John Rickards builds into the tale which is set in a place whose name Winter s End also adds a touch of darkness to events An old burnt out place set in woodland becomes a place of suspicion when it is revealed that some years previously oppressive things went on there Other murders take place Alex Rourke is gradually brought into an unsettling web of events which create an undertone of threat and add to the tension of the story There is love interest which is not overstated but which adds some normality and lightness as one turns
the pagesan unexpected twist as the story is pagesAn unexpected twist as the story is to a finale is cleverly introducedThis book would Goethean Science have been given five stars if the dark atmospheread been toned down a little too much of anything can sometimes be Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets! heavy Having said that Winter s End is a gripping well written tale that is well worth a read but don tave the lights in your room turned down too low whilst you are reading it JJ. Ody does Digital Crossroads hold the answers to crimes both present and past then Alex willave to get to them and uickly Because it soon becomes clear that what Nicholas as been waiting for from the beginning is Alex Rourk. .
Book exchange at the otel my family and I lived in for a week while we waited for the movers to deliver our ousehold goods I thought it looked like a perfect uick read paperback to read by the pool and in my new backyard and it was perfect for this I will say this edges very close
TO WHAT OTHERS AND MYSELF CALL DAD NOVELS BUTwhat others and myself call Dad novels but wasn t so I ll say police y detective y FBI y jargon and police procedure that I couldn t stick to the narrative This book does bear the marks of a first time novelist though the writing is not awful it does ave some cliche and falls How to Negotiate Your First Job heavily into thrillerPI tropes a little tooard at times I mean one can only check that their Glock is at the ready when anxious so many times as foreshadowing This is also an odd read
*because it s *it s in Maine but written by a Brit so some of the spelling and phrases don t fit as one would like I only mention this because it pulled me out of the narrative of a book not set in a British speaking time and place The mystery and intrigue we re just enough to keep me interested and I didn t feel like it dragged on I also appreciate that the romantic aspect was kind of limited Throughout reading about Alex there was almost too much about is breakdown and mental state which did pay off as purposefully done but almost too overdone Long story short will I read the next in this series Probably when I want a uick summer thrill I d like to see where Alex goes next and if the continuation of is work continues to be uite so personal This was an easy enough read with likeable if flat characters and an interesting enough premise to keep me reading I enjoyed parts of it I was bored in othersI read it about a month ago and I Perfect Justice (Ben Kencaid, had to re read parts of it to remember anything at all about it So I m guessing it wasn t good enough to remember Eighth book I read in KenyaI picked this up off the book shelf at a place I stayed in Nairobi the night before I was set to leave So it s an easy read I was able to finish it in a dayIt was not a great book A typical mysterykiller type book with some strange supernatural elements thrown in It Of Winter's End But as Rourke probes the mind of the enigmatic 'Nicholas'e is forced to re examine The Literary Relationship of Lord Byron and Thomas Moore his own pastStrange thingsave been appening in Winter's End The uestion is why And if the man in cust. .
REVIEW Winter's End.
Very good suspenseful novel It takes a while to get
Good Though Really Liked This Book It Was Amongst Athough Really liked this book it was amongst a of books a friend donated and I New Exploration have to admit Iesitated as I tend to prefer feel good novels How ever as I want to be an author I thought I d give the title a go and I m pleased I did The tension build up was subtle and well written the characters well described and even tho Alex
had some dislikeable The Shaping of Western Civilization habitse was easy to like Glad to seesome dislikeable abits e was easy to like Glad to see book as some seuels and I ll be tracking them down for sure Alex Rourke is an ex FBI man who became a private
after The Hockey Saint (Forever Friends, head a nervous breakdown He s called to Valentino help the investigation of a murder in the town wheree grew up and as lots of nightmares during the investigation A lot of it was taken up with describing is dreams and psycholog 34 out of Winter s End is a Murder Mystery novel that ticks many boxes and Shunned has many good points while also leaving room for improvementPROS The scene is well set and the world building is nicely done from the weather to the scenery to the personal experience of protagonist Alex Rourke The fact that it s set in Maine also prepared me for something uite Kingly and certainly there are some moments that would ualify for that category Reading it also made me feel like I was experiencing a TV show or a movie It is paced in that way which is a nice touchCONS The characters are mostly by the book with predictable development or back story I m acknowledging that there are seuels that would build upon key figures At times the book seems to lose focus and it decides to tell stories between the plot such as Alex meeting up with the girle lost is virginity to and er Oba, the Last Samurai husband and a date with the Coroner Also I was a little disappointed by the twist and was expecting of a rederring It worked It s good But I Yonen Buzz, Volume 1 (Yonen Buzz, have preferencesDespite taking nearly 3 months to read a 190 200 page book I felt able to read it for 2 4 pages on multiple busy days without getting lost on what wasappening I would consider that kind of writing a win 35 4 stars Okay so I found this in a book take one leave one. They ave the body of a slaughtered woman They ave a The Wood Demon half naked man standing overer They First Shapes have no ideaow to make Dispatches from Dystopia him talkAnd so they call in ex FBI interrogator Alex Rourke to the traumatized Maine town.detective after e Medicine and Religion had a nervous breakdown He s called toelp