I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Price of Justice by Alan Brenham
Published by Black Opal Books on September 2012
Genres: Horror, Thriller
Corruption, deception, revenge and murder abound when a high profile murder investigation in Austin, Texas, begins to spin out of control. For Detective Jason Scarsdale and police crime analyst Dani Mueller, the consequences of failure are unimaginable. When his beloved daughter, Shannon, is abducted by the killer and Mueller is taken hostage, will Scarsdale continue to play by the rules?
This started off really intense. The first few chapters completely drew me in and had me very curious about this thriller. Then the thriller portions started. A plot like that my hubby thinks he will absolutely love was just slow for me. It’s not that Alan Brenham didn’t have the action, this definitely does, but it’s the cop scenes and the learning about the bad guys that threw me off.
Now, I have to say, the writing was phenomenal. I really think anyone that enjoys thrillers will just love this book. As I said above my hubby can’t wait to read this. However, I’m just not a lover of thrillers.
That said, the pluses were the plot! It seemed very smooth and the finding of information and the way everything comes together was great. The characters were also very well done. I loved Scarsdale. I mean this guy is just trying to live after his wife dies, support his child, and all this BS is coming his way! I was beginning to wonder how much crap this poor guy could take! I was totally cheering for him from the beginning.
Some of the choices Dani made had my heart palpitating. And that’s what a good thriller is about right? Well this one is great because my heart didn’t stop racing until the end! And this girl must want me to have a heart attack because she does the dumbest stuff! Have you seen cop shows Dani? No? Go watch them girl.
The downsides… There are a lot of people to remember. I think with it being a thriller I wanted to memorize each person so I could figure out the killer and that got me into trouble almost at the beginning. The characters are all very different but, for me, they started blending together. I also guessed the killer about maybe half way through. He was the epitome of a bad guy, not a sheep in wolves clothing. And I think I would have preferred if I was stunned.
All in all though, not bad! I was pleasantly surprised as I do not read many thrillers. Really interesting and I know the thrill seekers out there will just love this to death 😉