Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Raven - A Book Review

As part of his street performances, a deceptions specialist who goes by the name The raven picks his audience's pockets while they watch.  It's harmless fun until he decides to keep the wallet of a prominent politician, hoping for a few extra bucks.  When he finds compromising photos of the councilman and his "personal assistants", The Raven hatches a plan to blackmail the man.  However, he quickly finds himself in over his head with the the Ukrainian Mafia and mired in a life threatening plot code named "Nevermore".

Private investigators Trudi Coffey and Samuel Hill must scramble to sort out the clues to rescue The Raven from a wild card bent on revenge.

Sometimes you connect with a book and sometimes you don't.  This was one of the latter times for me.  I really struggled with reading this and just did not enjoy it.  I have recently become a fan of suspense novels and I really had high hopes for this one.  I am not a fan of first person narrative and a great deal of the book was written this way.  It seems like I always have a hard time connecting with books that are written this way.  It's just my own personal hangup.

The book just seemed busy and confusing at times to me.  It was the first book I read from author Mike Nappa.  Some times you just do not click with an author.  This was one of those times for me.

***Thanks to Revell Reads for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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