Sheriff Williams and local reporter Bradley Gifford end up working on the case together after the M.E's report came out and declared the deaths a murder-suicide pact. The two "sleuths" didn't believe the M.E's outcome and went in search for the real killer, if there was a killer.
The book had many slow parts to it and only became interesting in the last five chapters. I found some of the chapters too repetitive. The writer kept drilling into your head the same questions about the crime. I was hoping for some meat to the story but it was your basic melodramatic story line.
Towards the middle of the book, it was so boring that I was fighting myself to stay awake. The print didn't help much. In my opinion, the print was too small. I had to take several breaks because I was straining my eyes too much.
Also, there were an awful lot of misspelled words and missing punctuation marks for a published book. The mistakes made it difficult to read at times. I ended up taking a highlighter out and highlighting the errors.
All in all, I give this book 2 out of 5 stars. It's just ok.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of "The Ripple Effect" as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team. Visit dorrancebookstore.com to learn how you can become a member of the Book Review Team.