Sunday, July 21, 2019

Sexy Nerd's #Book #Review Featuring...Anything For You...#WhoDunIt #Thriller

Critically acclaimed author Saul Black returns with a heart-racing thriller in which a brutal murder forces one woman to reckon with her own past--and her future.

On a hot summer night, a watchful neighbor locks eyes with an intruder and unwittingly alerts the police to a vicious crime scene next door: a lavish master bedroom where a man lies dead. His wife is bleeding out onto the hardwood floor, clinging to life.

The victim, Adam Grant, was a well-known San Francisco prosecutor--a man whose connection to Homicide detective Valerie Hart brings her face-to-face with a life she's long since left behind. Adam's career made him an easy target, and forensic evidence points towards an ex-con he put behind bars years ago. But while Adam's wife and daughter grapple with their tragic loss, Valerie uncovers devastating clues that point in a more ominous direction. Lurking in the shadows of the Grants' pristine life is a mysterious blonde who holds the key to a dangerous past.

As Valerie struggles to forge a new path for herself, the investigation forces her to confront the question: can we ever really leave our pasts behind?

Sophisticated and stunning, Anything for You is an unforgettable thriller that will grip readers long after turning the last page.

The Sexy Nerd ‘Revue’

A sleeping family was awakened by, what would appear to be, an intruder and alerted the authorities of such person.  But, when the police arrived, they didn’t find an intruder, but they did discover a vicious double murder, or so they thought.  Turned out that a well-known San Francisco prosecutor, Adam Grant, was found murdered in his bedroom, while his wife was barely clinging to life.  Homicide Detective, Valerie Hart, arrived on the scene only to discover she knew the victim all too well.  Det. Hart had a very real dilemma.  Should she alert her superiors of the connection she had to the deceased, or continue to work the case and see where the clues led her?

As Det. Hart begins to navigate her way through this web of sex, lies and deceit, she soon finds out that she isn’t the only one who is hiding a secret.  A rather beautiful blonde is alluding authorities, but continually surfaces as she’s trying to figure out the blonde’s connection to Mr. Grant.  The further she digs into the case, the more twisted and deranged the story got.  And from there, the reader is left with a state of confusion.

So…yeah, this story wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for.  I’m a bit on the fence with this one. From other reviews I’ve read, I gather some were disappointed with the vulgarities of the story, but for me, that wasn’t my problem.  My sole issue with this story is that it appeared to read like a damn good movie, but it lacked the excitement.  I kept waiting for the excitement to happen, and unfortunately, I was unable to find any.  In fact, I found the story dragging in many sections and too much emphasis on mundane things instead of Det. Hart going around town trying to figure out what was happening.

I will say that this story had plenty of twists and turns, and thankfully, that kept me tapping the Kindle to find out what the heck was happening on the other side, but again, it just fell a little flat for me.  It wasn’t what I was expecting.  Not sure what I wanted, but I just didn’t feel fulfilled, if that makes any sense to the reading audience?

Overall, I felt the story was ok, but just wasn’t my cup of tea.  This is not a bad read and it had a lot of elements to the story, just wasn’t the excitement I was expecting.  This author has a nice following, so he has an audience that likes his style of writing.  I never give up on an author.  I may try some of his earlier work and see how I feel, but unfortunately, I wasn’t feeling this story.

The Sexy Nerd gives Anything For You three killer stars.  If you enjoy a whodunit, I think this will be a great story for you to try.  Just because it wasn’t for me, certainly doesn’t mean it’s not for you.  Anything For You goes on sale, Tues., November 5, 2019.  Please make sure you pick up your copy wherever books are sold.  Until next time, Nerds, open a book and get mind blown!

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