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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Goodreads | Eric_W Welch (Forreston, IL)'s review of Little Girl Gone

I like Brett Battles, especially his Jonathan Quinn series.  This book features Logan Harper and is your basic chase novel that for whatever reason winds up in Thailand with connections to Burma. Logan stumbles on some men about to kill a friend of his, and against his better judgment, he agrees to try to help locate the missing daughter of the man, a Burmese refugee. The rationale for her disappearance is metered out as the chase progresses.

How the information is dispensed irritated me. It's the cheap way of building suspense, i.e., the hero learns something key but what that revelation is, is revealed only to other characters creating suspense for the reader but not the participants. For example, Logan learns of a certain relationship, tells his Thai sidekick, "Logan told him..." who is astonished, but the reader is left in the dark.  Now, I don’t mind not knowing, but it seems an artificial and cheap way of building anticipation.
Not as good as the Quinn series, but entertaining. The word "thriller" is tossed around way too loosely these days.

Perfect for the dental office waiting room.

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