Thursday, December 15, 2011

Chill Run by Russell Brooks (Review)

Summery from Goodreads:
"You know a publicity stunt has backfired when someone dies.
Starving author Eddie Barrow, Jr., will do anything to get a book deal with a NYC publisher. Even if it means getting caught by the media while engaging in S&M with a female celebrity as a publicity stunt. What Eddie gets instead are details of a billion dollar fraud scheme from a suicidal client who's fatally shot minutes later. Now on the run from the law and the killers, Eddie seeks help from two unlikely friends—an alcoholic and a dominatrix.
"With few resources, Eddie races to clear his name, unveil the fraud scheme, and expose the killers before he becomes their next victim."

Reviewed by: Caressa
I give it: 3/5 stars
*Note: I was sent a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. All opinions in this review are solely my own.

     When I received this novel, I was unsure of what to expect. When offered the novel, I accepted quickly as it was one of the first books I was ever to be offered for review. It was a thriller- a very good thriller. Sadly, I'm not an ideal audience for the novel. I have to really, really enjoy a thriller to enjoy it personally. The characters were fun and the plot was short but intense. This essence of the novel was fantastic.
     However, there were several proofing errors in the text and the dialect was often confusing. I enjoyed the incorporation of French for the Canadian culture but because the story was told in a perspective similar to third person limited, I found it difficult to follow the storyline itself. The dialogue and feelings the main character emitted was likewise improbable from my perspective.
     I recommend this novel for readers who enjoy an occasional thriller and an interesting story. After getting past the surface, the novel can be a really interesting read. I regret I was unable to delve deeper into the novel's positives. 

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