No Good Son – J.L. Vaughan (OLD REVIEW)

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If you are looking for action in a book then you need to read this one. The author managed to squeeze so much action packed events and character development into such a short book that I must applaud him for that. Amazing.
The story picks up right off the bat, you are thrown into an event already planned and unfolding right in front of your eyes. You get to know the characters and get into the flow of who they are and what they do. You might find yourself cheering for them a couple of pages in although you may feel that what they are doing is not right. Later the story slows down, but not to the extent of it getting boring. It is written like life itself. You may have some events in life where you think that life is just passing you at insane speeds and at other times you just feel like time is dragging like chocolate candy filled with caramel. The author knew when to speed up the pace and when to slow it down, so the flow of the story is actually changing but not losing the quality of the story.
The characters at the start feel like they are molded already and there will not be any changes made to them. Wrong. As the story unfolds the characters develop immensely which is, again, hard to achieve in such a short book. Especially subdued to the change is the main protagonist Mike. His personality changes as his life goes up and down like a roller coaster.
While I do feel that just maybe the book could use a couple of pages more, just to extend the story and get a bit more detail into it, there is no stopping me on giving this one a high rating.
Big thanks to the author for sending me a review copy of the book. I am looking forward to the next books.

Book recommendation: 8/10

 

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