Friday, 18 March 2016
Dual Harvest by Lori Michelle
Synopsis from Amazon:
WHATEVER AMBER WANTS... Lila's perfect Saturday night means falling asleep on the couch with a glass of wine and a good book. But even the perfect night could go bad when Lila starts longing to know what secrets her brain keeps locked away. Left with only distorted nightmares of her life before the accident, she numbly goes through life, hoping to find out just who she is. Amber, double-crossed by a lover, would much rather be slipping something in the wine than sipping it. While she gives great pleasure, loving Amber comes with great pain. Her body is a weapon and she knows how to use it. Detective Balducci, now removed from the Harvester Killer case, begins an off-the-record investigation that will not only test his skill as a seasoned yet loose cannon police officer, but stretch his emotions to the breaking point. As their lives crash together, past scandals and shocking truths surface as they find out just how close to the killer they have been all along.
This book makes me cross a little. For me this was a great concept for a chilling thriller, but it just didn't have the right delivery.
I felt like I was being rushed through the important parts and stalled through the bits that just fluffed up the book to make it longer. The language was basic, some scenes just badly put together and there was an annoying repetition of sentences and character's thoughts. How quickly David fell for Amber and completely failed as an experienced member of the Police Force. Yes, love is blind, but not that much surely.
I kind of feel a little sorry for this book. The author had a great vision, but I wish it was proof read better. This book is a mixture of too many genres trying to gel.
I have received an ARC of this book through NetGalley for this honest review.