Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Book Review: "Book 3: Murder" (Mike Wells)

Author Mike Wells presents Book 3: Murder, the third novel in his international crime thriller series Lust, Money & Murder, in which Elaine finds herself between the proverbial rock and a hard place, working to stay alive no matter what. The previous betrayal against her only worsens, its evil tentacles determined to pursue her and crush her to death in their far-reaching grasp. 

Part of what drives a thriller forward, at a carefully and deliberately controlled mach speed, are added complications. Book three of Wells's series does nothing if not add new complications to the overall arc of the series. Just when I thought I had things figured out to my satisfaction, there's another component for which I neither planned nor accounted.

If you like your fiction to keep you guessing, you'll appreciate this thriller and the series of which it is a part.

Ever-present themes in the series include life and death, the value of life, the real definitions of right and wrong and that grey area in between, love and lust and loss and more. The complexities that surround Elaine and her various relationships --- whether with colleagues, friends, or antagonists --- remain the greatest lure through the story.

Of note in this third offering is the fact that much of the content is actually backstory rather than anything new about the current cast of characters in the "present" time. Granted, the backstory pertains to one of the main characters in the series and is fascinating to read, but readers who expect the constant forward movement they experienced in the first two books may well be surprised.

Stay tuned for my review of the fourth book!

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Author: Mike Wells
Title: Book 3: Murder
Series: Lust, Money, & Murder (#3)
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this work from the author in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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