There are few authors whose books I buy almost immediately after the release. Lee Child is one such author. This book, the twenty second novel in the Jack Reacher series, made its way to my shelf thus, and I set about reading it eagerly.
When it comes to the genre of thriller, the expectations are slightly more even before I start reading the book. It’s one of my favorite genres. With this book, it was the blurb that kind of appealed to me. The cover art was so-so.
They say a well told story doesn’t have to be very long. So many writers love writing short stories. This book takes the stories a notch further. These are flash fiction. Would they still be “thrilling”? I’ve read the author’s work before, and knew the genre would definitely play to her strengths.
I like thrillers, especially those that keep me on the edge of my seat. When I read the blurb to this one, I thought it would be a good read. Also, I’d heard of Faberge eggs, and there was that intrigue factor to it as well.
I think every author tries to stay at the same level of consistency with their work, if not better it. So if one book falls below their usual standard, it doesn’t necessarily mean their books are not worth picking up again. Ravi Subramanian is an author I have read a few times, but his previous novel hadn’t felt that exciting. This book, “In The Name of God”, felt right in his wheelhouse. So I was excited to pick this book to read.
I love reading crime thriller novels. The genre is such that, if written well, the novel manages to grip me. I think both the cover art and the title itself both appealed to the crime thriller lover. The blurb promised action – a serial killer on the loose, and a policeman trying to catch that killer. Could the book wow me?