Bradley Reynold’s only priority is to catch Maryland’s Organized Crime Boss – Andre Hector Federico. With no proof whatsoever, Reynolds takes the help of a celebrated crime novelist – Alan Seybold. Alan comes up with a ‘fool-proof’ plan to nab Andre. After the bust, a Blonde guy starts to follow Alan and that is when things start changing for Alan.
I borrowed this book from Kindle Unlimited after seeing a lot of good reviews. I was a bit disappointed after reading this book. I expected it to be a gripping read but… alas! The beginning of the story – Angel Ramos and his methods of torture – an unwanted detail. The guy (Ramos) hardly plays a major role in the story so the beginning could have been a bit better.
The double-plot concept was interesting, and so was the ending. But there were too many things happening. If the story was a bit longer, I wouldn’t have minded this “too many things, too many characters” thing.
Alan Seybold reminded me of Richard castle from Nikki Heat series. And the concept of dirty cop and Internal Affairs pretty good. The blonde guy following Alan was gripping until his real identity was revealed. Once this happens, the story takes a surprising turn. The ending was good. I really liked the concept – it was something new and unique.
The writing seemed off in a few places. The conversations between the characters were plain and boring. Crime and Mystery is one of my favorite genres and this book fit well in this genre. The story was good and the ending was unexpected, but overall, the book was not up to my liking.
Maggie’s role was interesting. In the end, she proved that she can survive in this competitive world. You know… people can go to any extent, do anything and everything to bring down their rival. Enough said!
Character Development: 2/5
Overall rating: 3/5
Title: Surprise Ending
Author: Jeffery Deaver
Published on: 21 November 2017
Genre: Crime, Mystery