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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Review: Dance With the Dead: A PC Donal Lynch Thriller (A PC Donal Lynch Thriller #2) by James Nally


Print Length: 400 pages
Publisher: Avon (July 28, 2016)

From Goodreads.com: 
Aspiring actress Elizabeth Smart lands her centre stage role: her mutilated body is found dumped in North London’s red light district. Clasped in her hand is a piece of human hair belonging to an unidentified body of a woman murdered two weeks ago.
Aspiring actress Elizabeth Smart lands her centre stage role: her mutilated body is found dumped in North London’s red light district. Clasped in her hand is a piece of human hair belonging to an unidentified body of a woman murdered two weeks ago.
PC Donal lands himself a place on the murder squad just as his unconventional brother, journalist Finton, unearths the secret double life of Elizabeth.
The bodies mount, each clinging to the strands of hair belonging to the previous victim. The police are convinced it’s the act of a serial killer. But how does Donal convince them it’s not?
The only people he can trust are the victims he dances with in his dreams.


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My Rating: 2 stars out of 5
On the plus side of this, even though it is book number two in a series, I don't feel as though I missed anything by not reading book number one. They seem to be entirely stand alone books where there is a beginning a middle and an end. 

That being said, I seem to be in a majority as far as the fact that I did NOT enjoy this story. It felt very stunted. I could not become engaged in this story no matter how hard I tried - there was just too much bouncing around between this person and that person and this organization against that one. In fact, I found myself putting this book down several times and doing other things. It did not captivate me the way other stories have. 

I wanted more of Donal's "gift" (or curse depending on how you look at it). I wanted to see how this came into play, and I was sadly disappointed between the "reality" of the story and what I had hoped would come to pass. 

Overall, I do think that this story will appeal to readers. Its not a bad story by any means - its just not for me. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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Dance With the Dead is available from Amazon.com


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