Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Book Review: Perfect Bait

by: Michael Fowlkes

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

A spellbinding thriller, as suspenseful as it is sensual.

The richly-textured settings of Seattle's commercial waterfront, San Diego's topless beaches and the breathtaking waters off Cabo San Lucas create the backdrop for a riveting story of love, romance and betrayal, as a young couple find themselves in a fight for their lives having been set up by the FBI as perfect bait.

This one is tricky. At times it got on my nerves, but all in all it was pretty thrilling. I thought I knew what was going to happen from the summary, but I was taken by surprise and in the end I couldn't put it down.

What I didn't like was the storyline dragged and had elements that just didn't need to be included. Like in the beginning with his wife, I can see that. At the end she shows up, but I have no idea why. It's never addressed again. And all the people, conversations and work on the boat. Yes, very important to the character but it took years of this guys life to get to the story.

Then once it really got going, I didn't care for all the rape talk. Yes I get it, it happened. Didn't need nearly as much detail as the guy gave. And the perverts, are guys seriously like this? Because I want to go to an island of women if they are!

But once it gets into the main plot of the story it starts moving seriously fast and is full of energy. It really touched a nerve how alone they really are out on the open waters. When you have an emergency it's not like an ambulance can haul-ass over to you.

Oh and there was a dog...a cute dog. But this is not a cute tale. It's full of rough language, rough men, abused women, and plenty of murder.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I love a book that surprises me at the end! Great review, Angie.


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