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Saturday, July 10, 2010

REVIEW for Vicious


















A big, big thank you to the wonderful author Kevin O'Brien who has so kindly sent me copies of each of his books !


TITLE: Vicious

AUTHOR: Kevin O'Brien

GENRE: Thriller

RATING: 3 Stars

I am a fan of Kevin O'Brien, having read everything he has ever written and usually enjoyed them thoroughly. Vicious is actually a good read, but compared to some of O'Brien's other books, I thought it fell short.

While other readers have commented on the wonderful pace of the storyline, I found it a little slow, which is why I had a harder time with this one. Usually, when I read one of O'Brien's novels, I feel as though i am going at warp speed - there is always something going on - its non stop action and non stop suspense. While there was, of course, some of that in this book, I found myself having a harder time engaging. I loved the premise, the Mama's Boy Killer - was inspired!

However, when we find ourselve in the scenes where the killer may or may not be confronted with the children of the mother's he murdered - the story just did not provide me with the jolt I am use to.

This is a difficult review for me to write - I really wanted to ADORE this book, as I have so many of Kevin's other books, but I have to go with "good" this time around.

The writing style is always entertaining and fun! and O'Brien is great at creating characters that are different and intriguing, however, even all of these elements could not make me rate this one a 4 star :(

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Hopefully, he'll get back on track with his next book.

 
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