Sunday, July 25, 2010
An "Inside Out" review of Barry Eisler & "Madness & Murder" by Jenny Hilborne
Reviewed by @CristynWest
Alright, I am just going to come out and say it...
Inside Out Kicks A**
Ok, maybe I said it with asterisks, but still, you get my point.
If you like any type of political thrillers, you are going to LOVE Inside Out.
So let's talk to the non-political thriller readers, especially my gal pals.
This book feels REAL. Eisler has seeped this puppy in research with enough twists and turns to make it quite the roller coaster ride. Inside Out pushes every conceivable controversial button there could be in a political thriller set in current times.
And Eisler's sex? Well, let's just say he could give some romance writers a run for their money.
Is there violence? Yes, but it is so integrated into the plot, it feels necessary to the story line. Besides, if you get a bit queasy, that's what skimming is for, right?
But I truly can't imagine anyone wanting to pass by a single word of Inside Out.
So if you still want to call yourself a thriller fan, you better get Eisler's latest under your belt!
Murder & Mayhem
First off, I have to give props to another woman writer that choose to use her full, female name. It takes guts to say, "Hey, I am a chick and write thrillers."
So the pluses just keep adding up on this book. It's about catching a serial killer. Ok, I am definitely going to give it a try.
Next it is set in San Francisco. One of my favorite cities of all time. That means I am going to give it at least 100 pages.
But Madness and Murder didn't need the leg up. First from the first chapter you are intrigued by the grisly murder of a child and sucked in to keep reading until you find out who done it!
A great first novel from a brave new chick writer with 2 more on the way!
So, guys, give us girls a break and read a thriller that doesn't have just initials as the author!
You can buy Madness & Murder here.
And don't forget @cristynwest's novel, Plain Jane is available at smashwords.
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Until next week!