Tuesday, May 19, 2015

*Book Review*

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I need to preface this post with this statement, I LOVE CRIME NOVELS! Detective novels, movies, and tv shows are my jam! The suspense of what is going to happen next, or trying to figure out who did it, is far scarier than anything with a lot of violence.

I subscribe to Shelf Awareness were I get a daily e-mail in my inbox. The newsletter highlights fun things happening in the world of books. I've found some really fun new authors! Occasionally they post links with the option of getting a free copy of a book, yet to be published. This is the best, coming home and having a free book waiting in the mail for me.

A while ago, I got a book in the mail called “Crime of Privilege” by Walter Walker. I have a bit of a back log in my reading requests (for work and fun). Once I started this book, I wonder how I overlooked it in the first place, it should have been read the moment I got it.

What I love about reading this book, is trying to figure out who did what. There is a list of characters, all whom have some part to play. The main character is George Becket. He is an assistant D.A. in Cape Cod. This character really made me mad, I felt times he was being a baby, or just letting things happening. He wasn’t living life, but just going through the motions of living. He was a lawyer, has friends in high places, and he just acts like a bum.

An excerpt from the book:

“A murder on Cape Cod. A rape in Palm Beach.

All they have in common is the presence of one of America’s most beloved and influential families. But nobody is asking questions. Not the police. Not the prosecutors. And certainly not George Becket, a young lawyer toiling away in the basement of the Cape & Islands district attorney’s office. George has always lived at the edge of power. He wasn’t born to privilege, but he understands how it works and has benefitted from it in ways he doesn’t like to admit. Now, an investigation brings him deep inside the world of the truly wealthy—and shows him what a perilous place it is.”

This book is a realist portrayal of the justice system when it comes to the wealthy. George finally comes to and starts asking the right questions. It takes him on a journey across the world, but it’s hard to decipher who is pulling the strings in this investigation. I felt the ending was less climatic than the rest of the book, justice wasn't really served, but again that is a very realistic outcome. The main character and the book felt like a real investigation, and not one that is solved in a 60 minute television show.

Check out the book HERE!





40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oooh! I love a good mystery book! I'll check it out for my summer must read!

Masshole Mommy said...

My husband LOVES crime novels. He takes the train to & from work every day, so he reads about 4-5 books a month - I will tell him about this.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

We have been doing a lot of Audio books lately. We seem to be in the car a lot, so it passes the time. I wonder if this is on audio yet? Checking now.

CourtneyLynne said...

Crime novels really are the best! I will have to check this out :)

Christy Maurer said...

I love reading and like you have a huge list of books to read for reviews! It's nice to just read a book for yourself once in awhile. This looks intriguing!

Sara-Jayne Jones said...

I absolutely adore reading crime and mystery books. I scare myself sometimes though! Haha! I need to be braver!

Felicita said...

I typically read love stories or dystopian type books but this one sounds like one that would keep me entertained. I carry my Nook everywhere so I am definitely going to look it up and read an excerpt. Thank you for the suggestion!

HilLesha O'Nan said...

I really don't get into crime novels that much, but this one sounds interesting! I'll have to check it out sometime.

Krystal said...

I love a great mystery book! This looks like a good one to read on my upcoming road trip. I'm going to put it on my list!

Jessy @ The Life Jolie said...

Looks like a good book, I'll be sure to check it out!

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

This sounds like a great read. I'm not surprised the ending couldn't stand up to the rest of the book. Realistic endings are rarely as satisfying as fiction.

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

I love reading and love these type of books! I will have to see if I can find this and check it out! Sounds like a great read! - jeanine

Elizabeth Leiro said...

I'm not big on mystery books but the few I've read I really liked :) The mailing list that you're on sounds really interesting. I think I might like to sign up!

Alli Smith said...

I love a good mystery! I need to add this book to my summer reading list. I read a lot during the summer, especially on vacation.

Annemarie said...

Sounds like a really great book, I would love to give it a read! I have been looking for something new anyways. :D

Dawn McAlexander said...

My mother-in-law is a huge fan of crime novels! She has a collection of books that would knock your eyes out! You and her would probably get along real well!

Mistee Dawn said...

It sounds like a great read! I need to put it on my summer reading list! I love a good crime novel.

Liz Mays said...

I like reading books like this when I'm traveling. I get creeped out if I read crime novels alone!

Paula Schuck said...

I love a good mystery. I love James Patterson the most. This one also looks like a great read.

spiffykerms said...

I haven't read many crime books. Weird, since I am obsessed when I go back to my parents place (who has cable TV) and I'm addicted to watching the scariest of TV shows.

Faithfully Free Blog said...

I just read a review of this book the other day. It looks so good and must be a sign that I seriously need to add this one to my collection!

Carolann said...

I haven't read a good mystery in ages. I'm going to have to check this one out. thanks much for sharing!

Michele D said...

I really haven't read many books lately maybe I need to check this one out.

Christina Bhattacharya said...

I love mystery books. I have not heard of this author before but the premise sounds very intriguing. I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

Kara Wert said...

Pretty certain my husband would LOVE this book! Thanks for the great review!

Angie Scheie said...

I love detective books too!! I'll have to check out that website you mentioned too. Thanks for the recommendation!

April Grant said...

I love crime novels. I have a LONG list of novels to read. I'll have to add this for when I get a few minutes.

Lynndee said...

A murder mystery book! That is my kind of book. That's the kind of book that my husband would be interested to read too.

mail4rosey said...

Don't you just love to come across a good book?? It's especially cool when it's one you've originally overlooked. Like having a second shot at a four-leaf clover. :)

Michelle Varga said...

This sounds like a great read! I'll check it out! Thanks!

Chubskulit Rose said...

We have something in common, I love crime novels as well. I have a lot of books here like that. I just wish I have more time to read!

Bonnie Gowen said...

I absolutely love watching crime shows and never even though to read about them? Thanks for the idea.

Krystal Butherus said...

I love crime and mystery books and TV shows. I can't stop watching! I love trying to solve these crimes.

CourtneyLynne said...

This book sounds great!!! I love a good crime book! Crime TV shows are the best too! I'm going to have to check this out!

Lisa said...

This books sounds really good. I'll have to get it and read it!

Ourfamilyworld said...

I absolutely love crime novels. As weird as it may sound, I find them relaxing. I can't wait to read this book

Fiona said...

I've just begun reading again after a huge break due to a lack of time. Now I look for good book reviews and this mystery book sounds like a thrilling read.

Gabriel Bregg said...

I've been slacking so badly on my reading lately. I used to make it a goal to read 50 books a year and the last couple of years, I'm lucky if I get 5.

Tiffany said...

I am not too fond of crime novels, but this sounds interesting! Thanks! I will also have to sign up for Shelf Awareness, although I don't know if I can have another e-mail in my inbox! :)

Audrey Kidwell said...

There are really good find on the newsletter from Shelf Awareness. All genres and even do kid books occasionally!