Mystery/Thriller Book Reviews

ARC Review: Murder Feels Crazy

Murder Feels Crazy

Title: Murder Feels Crazy
Author: Bill Alive
Series: Book 3
Genre: Mystery, Paranormal
Publisher:
Page Count:
Type of Book: ARC, Kindle Ebook
Received: from the author
Rated: 5/5 stars
Notes: Cliffhangers suck.

I spent about four hours reading through another exciting adventure of Pete and Mark the Empath solving crime and defeating evil and really enjoyed it. It was as fun as the first few books, with a tad bit more danger than normal towards the end. We get to deal with drug addicts, furries, and drama throughout this book. There’s danger, mystery, and romance all wrapped up together.

Pete continues to be his usual witty self, with his roommate Mark continuing to use his powers for good. But in this book, Mark begins to question whether or not he wants to continue solving cases, while Pete begins to realize that Mark has a shady history than even he realized.

There’s at least four murders in this book, plenty of suspects, and a familiar threat at the end comes back to haunt Mark. But I won’t give away spoilers since Pete hates them so much. (Hi Pete!)

It’s a fun book, with plenty of humor to ease the tension and the fact that we keep learning about Mark’s empathy power is cool as well. I like when there’s always a new thing to be learned.

My main complaint about this book was the cliffhanger. Now I have to wait another year before Bill (rather, Pete) types out the next book. Especially since it’s the kind of cliffhanger where you really want to see if a, uh, hypothetically…a main character gets killed…

And with that in mind, I’m going to wrap up this review, because it’s long enough as it is at about four hundred words. While the review is short, the book definitely isn’t, but it definitely is worth continuing the series, as I’m highly recommending the series rating this one 5/5 stars. Because the characters are realistic and make all the difference, but the storyline is intriguing, and there’s also great whodunit’s…

In any case, read the series. I promise you won’t regret it.

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book.

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ARC Book Review: Murder Feels Awful

MurderFeelsAwful

Title: Murder Feels Awful
Author: Bill Alive
Genre: Mystery, Humor, Suspense
Series: Book 1
Page Count:
Publisher:
Type of Book: ARC, Kindle Ebook

 

If Sherlock Holmes had the power of empathy, this would be how the books would feel…

Sorry, couldn’t resist that little pun up there.

Murder Feels Awful is a fun mystery to read for a few hours, filled with excitement and enthusiastic! kids that love empathes even as they try to get the empathes to help solve a murder. It was a fun, adventuresome, over the top characters all of whom had their own agendas and motives. There was even a surprise bad guy that is being reserved for book two, and I am all kinds of curious about him. A killer by the name of ‘Numb’. Similar to Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty…if I’m not mistaken as to how that’s going to go down…

This book was long, but definitely well worth reading. It had enough detail to guess most of how it would end, but the ending still had a few surprises that made me actually feel surprised. I guessed who the killer was, but was actually wrong for a change and for different reasons that I suspected. (I should note that this book does not have trigger warnings for child abuse, I’ll have to put that in a note to the author.)

There were several cliff hanging moments in the book, including one bit with a car called Thunder (I love that name for a car, I might just use it myself), and it all felt very much like watching a cheesy, fun, ridiculous kids murder-mystery movie complete with nods towards Sherlock Holmes and Poirot and a handful of other references as well.

I can’t say much more without revealing spoilers, but I will say that this is one not to be missed. The author certainly has talent with making the characters come alive (see what I did there?)!

Overall, I give this a 5/5 stars for an enjoyable few hours.

Now,
-Pass Me That Book

 

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