Book Review: Lethal Target

Book Review: Lethal Target

Genre: Crime Fiction

Author: Janice Cantore

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This book is based on the story of Tess O’Rourke who is the Police Chief in a small town in Oregon. She investigates the death of a teenage boy from what seems to be an apparent drug overdose set against the backdrop of the legalisation of cannabis in the area and the rise of the drug epidemic in the community. After hitting some dead ends in her investigation of the death of teenage Tim, things start to spiral in the local town as more interesting characters turn up at the local pot farm and Tess becomes the primary target.

Although this was a second book in the series, I didn’t actually realise it until I finished the book! So even though it’s a sequel, it can definitely be read as a stand alone book.

Whilst I found this book to be well written with a really good storyline, I did struggle to get into the story at the beginning.

There wasn’t a lot of action and pace at the start, and due to the amount of characters in the investigation, it was at times a little confusing as to who was who. Especially when some of the characters were referred to by a first name, and then later on the same page referred to by their surname, it got me a tad confused.

Having said that, once I got to about the middle of the book, I found myself more interested and intrigued with the book and I finished it a lot quicker than i started it!

The ‘whodunnit’ aspect of the book was quite well written in the sense that it was not easy to pick what the outcome would be, even though there were a few things I guessed early on.

Overall I think it was a solid book and those with a love of crime and whodunnit mysteries would enjoy the story. It was nice to see that Janice was able to incorporate a fair bit of spirituality into the book in a way that seemed natural and likely.

Rating 8/10

Disclaimer: A copy of this book was provided to me by Tyndale Publishers in exchange for a fair review


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