review Ø eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ó John Rickards
Winter's EndThey have the body of a slaughtered woman They have a half naked man standing over her They have no idea how to make him talkAnd so they call in ex FBI interrogator Alex Rourke to the traumatized Maine tow. 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 almost 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 as the author described every sip of coffee drag of a cigarette or drink of beer he had After a while it seemed that those were the only three things the character did I thought to myself Enough already so he smokes and drinks coffee shut up about itWhat was strange about the particular version I read was that it is very obviously an American mystery it takes place in Maine and has all the hallmarks of an American crime novel but it was printed using all British slang and spellings and terms So I'm not sure if there was a thorough edit before publishing it for British authors or if the author is British and was trying to write an American crime storyNot really recommended unless you are sitting in a foreign country and are desperate for a uick and easy read to pass some time
John Rickards Ó 7 characters
Tody does hold the answers to crimes both present and past then Alex will have to get to them and uickly Because it soon becomes clear that what Nicholas has been waiting for from the beginning is Alex Rour. 34 out of Winter's End is a Murder Mystery novel that ticks many boxes and 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 girl he lost his virginity to and her husband and a date with the Coroner Also I was a little disappointed by the twist and was expecting of a red herring It worked It's good But I 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 was happening I would consider that kind of writing 'a win'
review Winter's End
Winter's End characters ✓ 7 ¹ [PDF / Epub] ☁ Winter's End ✎ John Rickards – Eyltransferservices.co.uk They have the body of a slaughtered woman They have a half naked man standing over her They have no idea how to make him talkAnd so they call in ex FBI interrogator Alex Rourke to the traumatized Main They have the body of a slaugN of Winter's End But as Rourke probes the mind of the enigmatic 'Nicholas' he is forced to re examine his own pastStrange things have been happening in Winter's End The uestion is why And if the man in cus. This was an easy enough read with likeable if flat characters and an interesting enough premise to keep me reading