Monday, October 24, 2011

The Ripple Effect {Book Review}

The Ripple Effect takes place in a small town in Georgia. Sheriff Harding Williams is informed that there is a suspicious looking car by one of the local teen hangouts, the brook. The sheriff makes his way over to the brook to discover two bloody bodies in the car. After he takes a closer look at the male occupant, he realizes that it is a famous NBA player who was at one time the towns start basketball player. The other victim was a female basketball player for the WNBA.

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 to learn how you can become a member of the Book Review Team.


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