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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Behind the Mask by Metsy Hingle


Behind the Mask
Lily Webster is forced to flee with her son to New Orleans when she discovers her jealous husband trying to smother their young son. Ex-cop turned bounty hunter Michael Sullivan is the man hired by her husband to track them down. When Sullivan succeeds and reports back to his employer, he realizes the grave danger Lily and Timmy now face. In the blink of an eye, the man who betrayed them becomes their only chance for survival. Now all Sullivan has to do is convince Lily to trust him....

I chose to read this book because I wanted a predictable, easy flowing, crime thriller book to read and it did not disappoint as it was very predictable.   The characters and plot line have all been done before in various other crime thrillers so I was not reading anything new.  The setting of New
Orleans during Mardi Gras also seemed rather predictable and familiar to me (I seem to think deep down that I have seen a movie similar to this book).  It all concluded rather conveniently without any surprising twists although the end was so soppy I almost gagged on the sugary sweetness of it.  The writing style was fine, it flowed well and gave me the type of read I wanted to bridge the gap between two much heavier books.  Not one I would say to "go out a buy 'cause you must read it" but if you have it on your shelves and want an easy read to bridge a reading gap, then go for it.  I don't think I am inspired to go out and get anymore of this authors works from reading this but I am not totally put off her either if one happened to fall into my lap.

So nothing new, predictable but an ok read as expected.  A generous 3 out of 5 stars as it gave me what I wanted at that particular time.

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