February 17, 2011

Review "So Close The Hand Of Death" by J.T. Ellison

SO CLOSE THE HAND OF DEATH by J.T. Ellison

Published by Harlequin Mira Books
ISBN 9780778329435
I received an ARC-EBook Bound galley Edition from NetGalley, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion.
  Synopsis (borrowed from NetGalley): TALENT BORROWS. GENIUS STEALS. EVIL DELEGATES.
  It’s a hideous echo of a violent past. Across America, murders are being committed with all the twisted hallmarks of the Boston Strangler, the Zodiac Killer and Son of Sam. The media frenzy explodes and Nashville homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson knows instantly that The Pretender is back…and he’s got helpers.
  As The Pretender’s disciples perpetrate their sick homages—stretching police and the FBI dangerously thin—Taylor tries desperately to prepare for their inevitable showdown. And she must do it alone. To be close to her is to be in mortal danger, and she won’t risk losing anyone she loves. But the isolation, the self-doubt and the rising body count are taking their toll—she’s beside herself and ready to snap.
  The brilliant psychopath who both adores and despises her is drawing close. Close enough to touch…
  My Thoughts and Opinion: After reading the synopsis, my thinking was this was a good match for me, and even more so with the main character being a female. Knowing that I was not completely focused, and it is only fair to give the author and her work my undivided attention, I reread from the beginning of the book three times. However, on the third time and reading 140 pages, I felt that I wasn't completely pulled into the storyline. There were hints of the premise, but nothing solid that made me want to really run back and pick up the book. Also there was a lot of interaction between the main character and her SO, that appeared to be important to the plot but was fluffed over. There were other scenes, and this is my opinion only, that were a far stretch from reality. I am putting this book in the DNF pile but am not saying that someday it may be moved back to my tbr pile.
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7 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Sorry this was a stinker for you.

Bingo said...

I know the feeling and so often feel badly saying it but it is true...what we might find a chore, someone else might love..so I think this is an honest and good review!

TheBookGirl said...

Too bad this one didn't do it for you...hope your next read is a better one.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Good to know. I was offered a chance to review this and I've read another so so review. I'm going to have to pass. thanks for your honesty.

Hott Books - Gina said...

Thanks for the review! I've found some of my favorite books from the DNF piles of others so don't feel bad at all. If we all were the same life would be terribly boring!

Nise' said...

I passed on this one only because it is book 6 in a series and I have not read any of the others. Sorry it did not work for you.

Misha said...

Thanks for the review! I am sorry that it was so disappointing.