Saturday, November 5, 2016

Review: Mord am Mikro: Steiners fünfter Fall

Mord am Mikro: Steiners fünfter Fall Mord am Mikro: Steiners fünfter Fall by Martin Olden
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Adult crime, not available in English, I think.
Interesting take after the turn in the last book, after the MC gets cut badly and (view spoiler).
The crime is ok, but the side-story how the MC copes with his situation (btw. I am disabled myself, sitting in a wheelchair) is very detailed and even with the sex-scenes maybe something not everyone wants to read. The radio-moderator is interesting and the playlist would contain music I grew up with, shows how old I am (currently 50), and most music I like, I even searched some songs and listened to them when they where mentioned in the book.
Adult read, not very fluffy, but romance and as mentioned sex does happen.
The crime-story is rather straight forward, you get to know the murder nearly at the beginning, and the only little twist is how he will be caught. Nice touch would have been if he got away with it.
Not very suspenseful, recommended for the back story and the insight how to live with a wheelchair.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Review: Without Mercy

Without Mercy Without Mercy by Jefferson Bass
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As per the afterword my guess is, this might the last book in the series - which given the age of one of the two authors of the duo, something I expected, but still regret.
For that, 1 star extra, not entirely warranted, as it dragged from 30% till the first real twist at 50% or so. And then again shortly after that.
Still, interesting as usual and quite up to date with the extremists, hate, KKK, (neo) Nazis, militia, etc. But quite a lot in the book, while presented in an interesting way, and connecting dots, which may help uninformed readers, I was familiar with a lot of it. Nicely done, though, but not very suspenseful.
Probably more realistic for being sometimes a bit dull (real police work may consist of waiting for results, like DNA takes time to be processed, as it is stated in the book).
Still recommended, even if this is not a page-turner, like some others in the series, or Kathy Reichs.
And not entirely worth 5 stars, as stated above, at some time I might even have given 3.5 star rounded down to 3, but the ending saved it for me.

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