September 12, 2017

When They Come For You

"An exposé of child slavery, chocolate, and murder." ~ 32%

Photographer Harper McDaniel has nothing left to live for when her journalist husband and infant son are executed in a house fire. The local police fail to seriously investigate the arson. So Harper, teamed up with her financier brother and mobster grandfather, vow to settle the score. Harper discovers her husband was doing more than writing a piece on the history of chocolate and its billion-dollar industry; he was investigating mysterious deaths at a cacao plantation. The manhunt goes global; Harper travels well beyond their Florida home to Africa, Zurich and more.

"Taking suicidal risks, plunging ahead into the reckless quest. Not courage at all, but simply nothing left to lose." ~ 39%

One of the great writing lessons I learned is that less is best. As a copyeditor, I can appreciate attention to detail. But as a reader, too much detail and unnecessary verbiage distracts from the story itself. Because of this, I lost interest in the book fairly quickly. Too many far out actions and way too many characters with side details that clouded the main mystery. There is a such thing as too many layers. Such a disappointment for a bomb book cover. It just wasn't thrilling for me. However, it is an Amazon Charts bestseller.

🤷🏽‍♀️ For those still interested, When They Come For You is now available.

Disclaimer: This book was received directly from the publisher for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.

Title: When They Come For You
Author: James W. Hall
Published: September 2017
Pages: 290
Edition: Galley
Rating: 🖤


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