June 9, 2010

The University by Jeffrey Leever

The University by Jeffrey Leever
Published by Capital Crime Press
ISBN 13: 978-0-9799960-6-1
At the request of Omnimystery, a PB copy was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion.
  Synopsis: (taken from back of book): life. A place for learning. Partying and dating. And murder. When investigative journalist Kevin Gibson lets his cousin, a former cop, talk him into looking into a student's disappearance at Tremont University, he gets more than he bargained for. A former student-injured in a brutal attack two years ago and in a coma-may hold a critical piece of information that can solve the mystery. Meanwhile, an attractive coed continues to hide a very dark secret.
  Tremont junior Brett Duncan is drawn into a cunning world few know exist-a conspiracy involving faculty, students and some well connected people in high places. Beneath the campus' Hallmark-card exterior lie many secrets, and a pulse-racing mystery with plenty of chills along the way.
  My Thoughts and Opinion: I will start with the positives of this book. I found it to be a quick read with page turning suspense the last 1/3 of this book. I felt that the author's writing style and the way he created the story line of suspense was quite good. However, there were quite a few things that I didn't enjoy, and this is my opinion and only my opinion, another reader might totally disagree with me. I felt that some of the sub plots appeared to be written in haste, which made the story line unbelievable and took away from the suspense. I also felt, and again this is my opinion only, that the book as a whole was unsophisticated. The overall basis of a suspenseful plot was good, however, the subplots appeared to be written with not much plausible thought. Unfortunately, this is not a book I would recommend.
I received a copy of this book, at no charge to me,
in exchange for my HONEST review.
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bermudaonion said...

Sorry this didn't work for you.

Nise' said...

I appreciate your honest comments in what worked for you and what did not.

Julie P said...


Jennifer Perry said...

thanks for well rounded review. I'll probably still check it out.

Loren said...

Thanks for being honest. It isn't always easy sharing when It's not all good but I for one appreciate it when bloggers do!