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This is not an $8.99 book
Reviewed in the United States on October 22, 2018
I bought this on impulse when it was a Kindle Daily Deal. Normally I wouldn't review books that just aren't my cup of tea, but I feel like I owe a warning to other people who may impulse-buy this thinking it will provide a hot romance (hahaha no) or a great plot (sorry) or moments of suspense (nope).
This is also a Christian title. I enjoy Christian titles when they show deep character/integrity informed by religion (not happening in this book) or deep spirituality (no.) These characters are virtue-signalers. Which is a fine way to live, no judgment here, but doesn't make for a great reading experience.
Finally, and this is petty, but it annoyed me: why does the hero, who has a job that pays 50-90 K at best (I looked it up because it was so distracting) own a million-dollar seaside property? Why the detailed HGTV-style descriptions of the houses and the gratuitous slagging on the shabby apartment of a murder victim (she was separated from her husband which is apparently not virtuous enough in this prosperity-gospel tale.)
Finally, I knew who the bad guy was because when he first appeared, I had to go back several pages to see if he had been mentioned (no, he just got stuck in there randomly, probably ret-conned in late in editing).
The book did keep my attention until the end, so that explains the 2 stars. Don't pay more than .99 and keep suspense expectations low.