If you think about a short story, the author has to be pretty good to capture your imagination and get you involved with either the characters or plot due to the limited of nature of words he or she has with these parameters. Jack Erickson does a good job of that, as I found myself able to quickly get into it and realized my heart rate increased a little bit as the action heated up, and I actually started rooting for the main character. The author has a nice writing style and this is a nice quick read, say for about 10 minutes, where you can read something good over your lunch break.
Without a spoiler, I will say there is also a nice little twist at the end I thought was a nice add. Thinking back on this short story, this really could be a full-length novel.
I'm looking forward to reading more from the author!
Seriously? I know criminals are generally self-delusional about their "perfect crimes" but I expected more from a crime writer. As soon as the crime started unfolding, I kept asking myself "But how is she going to deal with..." and it turned out she wasn't. The piece of evidence that convicted her was obvious from the outset of the book, but the author expects us to slap our knee and say it was impossible for anyone to have expected the police to have figured it out. Apparently the police weren't even intending to follow basic investigative procedure until it turned out that someone in the ranks had a personal connection with one of the victims. They took the longest possible way to establish the evidence, when a simple routine phone call would have given them the answer within a few hours of investigation. If you prefer to read about police who are bumbling idiots who only pursue the crimes that directly affect them, and sometimes get a lucky break, then you might enjoy...
For those of us who love mysteries, this one started out as a good one. Too many adjectives were annoying, but that is found in many beginner writing. The plot line is an old one, however it does have a good twist. The writing other than the overuse of adjectives is well done.
Cheryl learns her husband is having an affair, and for money and to get back at him, she hatches up a scheme to pay him back. She has thought it out perfectly, and, as she says 'The Perfect Crime'. If you read enough mysteries, and /or watch enough television or movies, you learn early on, there is no such thing as a perfect crime. There are always small overlooked clues that can be found with an adequate detective. People who commit crimes are often too over sure of themselves. In this case, Cheryl had a very well thought out plan, but she was too hurried, in retrospect.
The story flies well until the last chapter. It was too hurried, and the last twist was not necessary, it was...
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