New Release: 2-20-2018
This is the stupidest fucking book I have ever read, and I’ve read The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak.
Oh, btw this book was provided to be by Mulholland Books via NetGalley in return for an honest review and HOLY SHIT ARE THEY GONNA GET WHAT THEY ASKED FOR.
The main character is a cop, we’re gonna call him Dick Cop. Now Dick apparently has been forced out of his position because he was set up for… rape I guess? In his explanation of his past, we are told that he is sent by his dispatcher to a townhouse to arrest a woman for grand theft auto. When he gets there, the car in question is parked out front, and when he knocks on the door a beautiful woman opens the door and gives a 3 sentence explanation about why she has the car, AND THEN THEY IMMEDIATELY FUCK. He admits in his own description of his past that he can’t keep his dick out of the ladies. “It’s gotten me into trouble” he says. NO SHIT.
He’s arrested for rape (she falsely accuses him as part of the set up AND THERE WERE CAMERAS ALL THROUGH THE APARTMENT so his family gets to see them after he’s thrown in the slammer…omg) and like, somehow also getting head in exchange for not arresting her? and is sent to jail. While in jail he is treated as you would expect a cop to be treated despite being in a single bed cell, and then to protect him after a few attacks the cops decide he’d be better off in solitary confinement? where he stays for almost three months? and makes a “blackjack” which he plans to murder people with. Oh and he has a wife and a daughter at home that find out about all this through the news.
So in just the first 10% of the book I’m told that this cop is (1) dirty, (2) gross, (3) murderous, (4) framed? and now as we work into the story in the “present day” (8 years later) I’m supposed to feel sympathy and be interested in how he moves forward to solve his own case and also maybe move to Hawaii to start over? And also his daughter is somehow on his side and works for his private detective agency that he started when he got released from prison because the charges were dropped?
NO FUCKING WAY, WALTER MOSLEY. GO SELL THIS SHIT TO DUDES THAT GET OFF ON THIS KIND OF GARBAGE AND GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY KINDLE. WHAT A PILE OF HOT, SMOKING TRASH. THIS BOOK IS AN INSULT TO THRILLER MYSTERY NOVELS. THESE BOOKS SHOULD BE RECALLED TO AVOID PEOPLE BEING SCAMMED OUT OF THEIR MONEY. I WANT COMPENSATION AND ALL I GOT WAS AN ARC, IMAGINE IF SOMEONE PAID $29.99 FOR A HARDCOVER?????
Don’t read this book. Period.