*I was sent this book, Rian Field, free of charge so I could read it and create this book review*
This work of fiction – Rian Field – was a fair read. The plot of the story seemed stretched over a long time frame. I feel like the story was a bit far-fetched and the writing was okay. It didn’t bring out my inner grammar nazi, but the novel was not fast paced. I prefer stories with quick turnaround and easy to follow plot lines. Especially when I’m having a busy week and trying to read a book in spurts around the rest of my family life!
The book opened well with a shark attack, but then the story is spun that somehow the shark attack is linked to a home invasion Rian was a victim of years before. It takes a lot of characters and a lot of “story time” to finally get to the bottom of what is going on. Plus Krista Wagner throws in the mental anguish of her character (which is warranted) and her therapist visits and a lot of other unnecessary plot points.
While this is not a long book, it took me a bit longer to read than it should have. I had a hard time keeping all the accessory characters straight, and there are a lot of red herrings. That, in itself, is not a bad thing, but after changing my thinking 4 or 5 times about ‘whodunit’ I started to lose interest in the actual resolution to the story.
The ideas and overall plot of Rian Field is fine. The writing is okay but there’s a lot of verbiage that’s not needed in this book. I didn’t hate it, but I’m not too excited about reading more from this author.