2024 Reading Challenge

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

REVIEW for Let It Ride

Thank you to Bridget Hartzler for sending me a copy of his book.

TITLE: Let it Ride

AUTHOR: John McFetridge

GENRE: Noir Thriller

RATING: 3 Stars

Let it Ride is definitely a "noir thriller" - which pretty well has included every type of bad guy there is - specifically the drug cartel and the biker gangs - not to mention one woman who is determined to make her life better and has absolutely no qualms exploiting others and stealing their cash if it will get her where she needs to get.

There is alot going on in Let it Ride and, at times, it feel as though the author was trying too hard to make his story "big, bad and dangerous". This is my major negative with this book. the author does a great job of fleshing out character that can easily drive the storyline, but he has invested so much in the background story - that at times, the characters almost get buried in everything else that is going on.

I live in a province where the biker gangs are very active - and the author's description of this environment seems pretty spot on for me - although I felt as though some of it was a little over the top at times. Overall, this book was entertaining - but the author could have toned it down a little bit and the storyline would have been better


bermudaonion said...

It sounds like this author has a lot of potential!

Linda Nguyen said...

I don't think I've read a noir thriller before. Neat. =)

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