Review: The Faceless Man (Detectives Lennox & Wilde Thrillers Book 2) by Helen H. Durrant - .Red Wine & Books

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Review: The Faceless Man (Detectives Lennox & Wilde Thrillers Book 2) by Helen H. Durrant

          

Print Length: 200 pages
Publisher: Joffe Books (February 25, 2021)

From Goodreads.com: A teenage boy is found murdered in a local park. Stabbed to death and set alight to destroy the evidence.

Detectives Harry Lennox and Jess Wilde soon learn his identity and find his bedroom wall decorated with photographs of the victims of unsolved murders.

There are images of three people who appear to be the next victims. One of them is the faceless man, a blank cut-out with no features.

Jess and Harry must find the killer before the next target dies. And Harry is guarding a secret that could destroy everything he’s built.

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My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

I used to love this author. Everything they wrote I read in one (maybe two) sittings and adored. But then I realized there was nothing that separated one book from the next. I get it, formula books work for a reason, but when it makes it so easy to decipher who the bad guys are? That's when it becomes a problem. Sadly, that is how it was with this book. Early on, I figured out who was behind things (even though the author tried to throw in red herrings along the way), so nothing that happened after that was a surprise to me. 

Another problem I had is the fact that even though this is only book number two, I don't feel like the characters had any character development. They still appear very one dimensional, and even though Harry may or may not be harboring a big secret, it was brought up so often that it became tedious. At this point I don't care if its true or it isn't, I just hope it gets wrapped up soon so I don't have to read about it anymore. 

While I do believe this book will appeal to those who enjoy police procedural novels, and prior fans of this author, I think I will take a break from this author and come back to them again at a later date. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the publisher. 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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                                                         The Faceless Man is available from Amazon.com
                                                             (for free if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited)

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