Righteous Assassin by Kevin G. Chapman Book Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Detective Mike Stoneman and his partner Jason Dickson have picked up on a pattern of deaths that have been happening in the city. On the last Saturday of every month, a person who hasn’t led the best life is found dead in a bizarre way. From being poisoned to being eaten by an animal at the zoo. With no pattern or motive evident, they find it hard to prove anything that will give them cause to put aside the rest of their cases and dig deeper into the case. They don’t even have anything that can link them together.
While I really enjoyed this book, I wouldn’t have considered it a favorite. I feel like the characters were a bit choppy and robotic at times. There were moments that the characters show some character, but not really all that often. The thing that kept me reading was that it was like reading an episode of Criminal Minds. Especially during the parts where it’s in the killer’s point of view. I really think this is a pretty decent book. Most of the things I didn’t like about it are personal issues. It isn’t reflecting on the book itself.
The book was narrated by the author himself. I’m not going to say he was a horrible narrator. He did have a very nice narrating voice. It’s just there are times he comes off really choppy. If I didn’t know that he had written the book before listening, I wouldn’t have believed it. It just feels like he detached himself as being the author. Again, he wasn’t horrible. I just feel like maybe he should have tried to narrate it again with a bit more of an upbeat or rusky tone.
This was a really decent book. I really enjoyed reading it. I wouldn’t consider it a favorite, and I most likely won’t be reading it again. I do recommend it to anybody who likes crime stories and shows like Criminal Minds. I did feel like it was watching a more low key episode of Criminal Minds. I think that’s most of the reason why I really enjoyed it. I think the biggest reason I couldn’t was the inconsistent behaviors of the detectives and their horrible attitudes!

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