Here’s the review I posted on amazon about one of those little gems that you stumble across. You know, those stories that really grab you. For those of you visiting for my books, I think you’ll like this as well. It’s Dietrich’s first release (I think), and I remember back when I released my first book two years ago; how nervous I was about people’s reviews, or even worse – never being reviewed. So even though I’ve kinda backed away from doing reviews I decided to do this one anyway. Because it deserves to be read by others.
I picked this up randomly after spotting the book cover in a post on google+ This is certainly a case of finding a book because of the cover! The blurb for the book interested me, so I bought a copy and gave it a go.
Dietrich is a very vivid storyteller, and this is a damn well written story, especially for a first book. You feel for the main character, and you fear for him. The situation he is in seems pretty grim and there doesn’t appear to be a way out of it.
I’ll be looking forward to further books by this author.
**** very slight spoiler alert ****
The twist isn’t original by any means, but by the time I got to it I must admit it still blind-sided me, which leads to my only nitpick – the twist seems to contradict the narrators early thoughts. An explanation for it is given, but some of his earlier thoughts still contradict. Of course, there could be any number of reasons for this, and it is the first of a series, so I’m hoping there is plenty more to come and I expect that the ambiguity will become more clear. That is, after all, the whole idea of a series, is it not?
In summary – It’s a very well written story and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I will be recommending this to others.
Mr Dietrich. Write more. I’m waiting!
And I Love that book cover.