Erika Foster Series Cold Blood (#5) & Deadly Secrets (#6) by Robert Bryndza
Date Read: May 13, 2018 – May 26, 2018
Duration: 9hrs 34mins
Rating: 3.5-4 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Cold Blood is the 5th book of Erika Foster Series that I’ve added to my “Read” book shelf. The story is about a woman who fell in love with a killer, full of hidden past and got herself mixed up in his affairs along the journey. I thought the plot was really nicely crafted compared to the other books in the series, though it was explicit in some scenes. Robert topped up his notch on this one (in my opinion)!
In general, I am not a fan of Robert style of writing, which may be due to some limited imagination scenes or he does not offer the full view of what is happening in said scene. Sometimes I feel he abruptly finishes a sentence, or a scene and does not allow a continuation, or a flow of the scenery that I am reading at the moment. Which throws me off honestly!
One of the problems I keep running into Robert plots are: too obvious, repetitive, too many coincidences (I guess from Erika point of view that this is a bonus?)
One of the things I was happy about at the end is that he showed us Erika is not always mighty and glorious in solving murders, and gave her a limit to what she can do. I felt that was an important step to remind us she is not always who she is “portrayed” as. Adding the element of children and a co-worker to the plot was a very sensitive move, which also helped in solving the murder kind of? Playing with feelings, a very psychological move, which I really liked.
Deadly Secrets (#6) by Robert Bryndza
Date Read: May 29, 2018 – July 07, 2018
Duration: 8hrs 41mins
Rating: 2.5-3 🌟🌟🌟
Deadly Secrets is the 6th book of Erika Foster Series that I have added to my “Read” book shelf. The story revolves around an assaulter/offender wearing a gas mask, but there is a twist in the end I did not expect but was quite hinted at. The plot was so-and-so comparing it with the other books in the series due to few things I’ve noticed or were not to my liking’s based on previous books in the series.
While reading the plot/book, it felt rushed instantly, with couple of grammatical mistakes, sentences error and abrupt finishes. Comparing with the other books, this had an average of 10-13 chapters less. I wished it was proofread or reviewed before publishing more thoroughly. I would have hoped he took his time writing the book, because the creativity factor did not click with me, even with the twist factor he introduced to the plot at the end. The twist factor included the historical genocide tyranny that did not fit for me. I would have personally preferred he stuck with his modern methods or events that were happening currently as this was one of the reasons I liked reading his book series. I am not much of a historical person. Another setback for me was the monologue through a support character in the book .. I personally would have preferred that he stuck with the protagonist herself as he always showcased her with her glory and breakthroughs (which sometimes I think is too much).
Maybe I am a bit cheesy with my personal views, but overall I think the way he constructed this book plot was really good after having a night sleep over it. The way he overlapped few of the things was really good and well done. I just hope he does not rush his 7th book now!
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