logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
back to top
Search tags: deep
Load new posts () and activity
Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2018-10-19 15:16
"In Too Deep", by Lynn H Blackburn
In Too Deep - Lynn Huggins Blackburn
Dive Team investigations book# 2

I received this book from the publisher Revell through the first reviewer program for my honest and unbiased thoughts. 

The blurb sounded good:

“When the dive team is called in to recover a body from a submerged car, they aren't prepared to find an encrypted laptop--or an unsettling connection between investigator Adam Campbell and the dead accountant. Adam's team calls in Dr. Sabrina Fleming, a cybersecurity and computer forensics expert.” 

This book has an interesting premise and it started just fine but things went south and fell apart not long into it. What I thought was a mystery surely wasn’t... where was the suspense? In my books, “In Too Deep” is more of a Christian romantic fiction than anything else and a soft one at that. 

This should have been an exciting read but it was far from it. First, the two protagonists Adam and Sabrina had a thing for each other but never let on and this feeling went on well over the 1/3 of the book. Yuk, I was starting to get impatient. After all, wasn’t this supposed to be a mystery with suspense and some action….no no no, not for over 100 pages. Then here came the “God-ism” and prayers, the religious connotations are quite superfluous and just plainly cut into the flow of what could have been a good story. Although Ms. Blackburn did not over do this it was still bothersome. The plot had many holes and simply did not come across as realistic. Sabrina came up with answers based on what; there were neither explanations nor real investigation. The main characters were not bad players they were just too bland for my taste….The last few chapters brought some suspense and were captivating although it ended in what I would call a romantic dream…..awe…..“In Too Deep” is not a bad book at all. The story simply was not my cup of tea but it may be yours…
 
 

 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2018-10-19 15:12
'In Too Deep", by Lynn H. Blackburn
In Too Deep - Lynn Huggins Blackburn
Dive Team investigations book# 2

I received this book from the publisher Revell through the first reviewer program for my honest and unbiased thoughts. 

The blurb sounded good:

“When the dive team is called in to recover a body from a submerged car, they aren't prepared to find an encrypted laptop--or an unsettling connection between investigator Adam Campbell and the dead accountant. Adam's team calls in Dr. Sabrina Fleming, a cybersecurity and computer forensics expert.” 

This book has an interesting premise and it started just fine but things went south and fell apart not long into it. What I thought was a mystery surely wasn’t... where was the suspense? In my books, “In Too Deep” is more of a Christian romantic fiction than anything else and a soft one at that. 

This should have been an exciting read but it was far from it. First, the two protagonists Adam and Sabrina had a thing for each other but never let on and this feeling went on well over the 1/3 of the book. Yuk, I was starting to get impatient. After all, wasn’t this supposed to be a mystery with suspense and some action….no no no, not for over 100 pages. Then here came the “God-ism” and prayers, the religious connotations are quite superfluous and just plainly cut into the flow of what could have been a good story. Although Ms. Blackburn did not over do this it was still bothersome. The plot had many holes and simply did not come across as realistic. Sabrina came up with answers based on what; there were neither explanations nor real investigation. The main characters were not bad players they were just too bland for my taste….The last few chapters brought some suspense and were captivating although it ended in what I would call a romantic dream…..awe…..“In Too Deep” is not a bad book at all. The story simply was not my cup of tea but it may be yours…
 
 

 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2018-10-15 06:49
An Eighties' Doctor in a Seventies' adventure
Doctor Who: Deep Blue - Mark Morris

In the aftermath of their experience on Seabase Four, the Doctor and his companions Tegan and Turlough arrive at a 1970s seaside town ready for a holiday. Instead they quickly find themselves entangled in an investigation into a gristly series of murders and violent episodes involving the local inhabitants. With UNIT on the scene, the Doctor joins their effort to unravel what is going on, quickly uncovering a fearsome new alien threat. But will the Doctor be able to figure out what is going on before the phenomenon overcomes the inhabitants of the town and then, the world itself?

By inserting the fifth Doctor into an adventure set during the third Doctor's era, Mark Morris's novel offers something a little different from most of its counterparts in the Past Doctor Adventures series. In some respects it's a study in contrasts, with a different Doctor and set of companions mixing with the characters familiar from a previous era. It's a mix that Morris pulls off well, in part because of the situation facing them. As others have noted the franchise is never stronger than when it is showing its roots. Here the gruesomeness of the violence and the body horror theme owes more than a little to the works of H. P. Lovecraft, with the countervailing force of the Doctor added to ensure a happy ending. While everything is a little too tidily wrapped up in its final pages considering what preceded them, this is nonetheless a solid entry in the Past Doctor Adventures series, one that offers the sort of premise that justifies why such novels are written.

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2018-10-13 18:31
Reading progress update: I've read 287 out of 287 pages.
Deep Water - Patricia Highsmith,Gillian Flynn

I´m done as well and man, this has to be one of the most disturbing books I have read in my entire life. It made me feel all kinds of uncomfortable.

 

Now I need something nice in my life. I´m making myself a pizza.

 

 

 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2018-10-13 17:43
Reading progress update: I've read 260 out of 287 pages.
Deep Water - Patricia Highsmith,Gillian Flynn

"I´d like to thank you for one thing before you leave Little Wesley," Vic said, "and that is for showing me how solid the community is in - well, liking me. Not that I´ve even striven for the approval of the community or particularly craved it, but it awfully nice to know it´s there."

 

Self righteous bastard! 

 

More posts
Your Dashboard view:
Need help?