Is A Trace of Death by Blake Pierce the book for you? Read my full review to help you decide.
A Trace of Death Review
It is another book I read by Blake Pierce, the other book I read was Next Door. Like the previous book, I dislike this book as well.
This book was not good whatsoever.
The plot was completely out of whack and made no sense whatsoever. Truly, this author needs to have some sort of storyboard where the plot is realistic to some degree.
I don’t need much because it is fiction, but let us all touch some grass here.
The part that I disliked the most was the protagonist, Keri Locke. She is a terrible cop, and the fact she did not get any repercussions is ridiculous!
Keri Locke does not listen to her superiors, she harasses the parents of the kidnap victim, goes into houses without any warrant and what’s worse, she enacts police brutality ON A MINOR!
She physically assaults him by banging his head on the table and says that he “fell” on a coffee table and there is no repercussions?
Why? Is it because she is a blond blue eyed white woman?
I sympathize with the trauma that Keri went through, truly, but just because you had shitty things happen to you does not mean you can get a pass in life. That’s like saying because Ed Kemper had an abusive childhood, he should be a free man even after killing and dismembering so many people.
And the perpetrator! Made no sense!
I just don’t understand this author. Do they not have an editor? Proofreader? Beta reader?
Heck! I’ll be your beta reader/editor for free. I don’t usually rant about the authors, but I have read two books by this author and both books suffer from the same problems.
Whereby, we have the supposedly strong independent female protagonists who get what they want even though they did not work for it and miraculously does not get any consequences.
It says in the synopsis it is a dark psychological thriller with heart pounding suspense, yeah it was neither. The only heart pounding suspense that I experienced was from the anger I was containing within myself from reading this book.
I just want the book to make sense. That is all.
In conclusion, I do not recommend this book.
A Trace of Death Synopsis
Title: Trace of Death
Author: Blake Pierce
Published: December 1st 2016
Keri Locke, Missing Persons Detective in the Homicide division of the LAPD, remains haunted by the abduction of her own daughter, years before, never found. Still obsessed with finding her, Keri buries her grief the only way she knows how: by throwing herself into the cases of missing persons in Los Angeles.
A routine phone call from a worried mother of a high-schooler, only two hours missing, should be ignored. Yet something about the mother’s voice strikes a chord, and Keri decides to investigate.
What she finds shocks her. The missing daughter—of a prominent senator—was hiding secrets no one knew. When all evidence points to a runaway, Keri is ordered off the case. And yet, despite pressure from her superiors, from the media, despite all trails going cold, the brilliant and obsessed Keri refuses to let it go. She knows she has but 48 hours if she has any chance of bringing this girl back alive.
A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, A TRACE OF DEATH marks the debut of a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.
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