Book Review: No God In Tannam

*I was provided this book, No God In Tannam, free of charge so I could read it and create this review.  All opinions are my own.*

No God in TannamThis book is a crime story.  Detective Landry leads an anti-gang unit for the Tannam police force.  This unit, called ERASE, has cut back crime in the city significantly.  Detective Landry also uses his position for personal gain.  He has a fancy apartment above his pay grade, and lives a life that has him under suspicion by the new district attorney.

There are a lot of characters in this story.  Almost too many for me to keep straight.  The plot also jumps around from Then to Now and back.  I found that a little confusing as well.  The flow of the story is good but there were also a few grammar and spelling errors that bothered me.  (He peaked around the corner – peeked!!)

The story follows along with Landry and his friends/fellow officers as they investigate an explosion that has the potential to create a gang war.  There are a lot of bad guy characters and frankly I couldn’t keep them straight.  Most of them have Italian names like Marinelli and Castellano and I couldn’t remember who was who or what they were doing.

I’m still undecided how I feel about the ending of this book.  It’s left wide open to create more with the Detective Landry character, but there’s no resolutions to his personal issues.  The crime bits, of course, are tidied away with a satisfactory ending.  I don’t think this is a series I’d care to continue reading (if it becomes a series.)

There is a lot of language in this book – these cops are quite foul-mouthed.  There is also a bit of sexual content.  Again, not make or break but if you don’t enjoy that in your reading, this may not be the book for you.

Overall it was a fine read – but I’m coming to the conclusion that crime novels are not my favourite genre.  Especially when there’s a lot of foul language or too many characters to keep straight.  This wasn’t a bad book, it just wasn’t my favourite.

~Jess

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