Mystery, Detective, Thriller, Suspense
Rating 4.0 out of 5.0 Dec. 3, 2015
Tall and scrawny, eighteen year old, Michael Crowder finally has a girlfriend. But Lucy also has another boyfriend. Michael hides under Lucy's bed when she is abducted, and that heinous act leads to Michael's family being dragged into a series of nightmarish murder schemes.
The plot revolves around a secret vigilante organization named the Order; they were formed to correct the errors of an imperfect justice system. Toward the end, we learn the Order has run off the tracks and the leadership isn't the high minded group it started out to be.
Outside Forces is an excellent story, full of mystery and suspense. Conflict, intrigue, thrills, and unexpected twist abound.
The large cast of characters is described well and develops over the course of the story. Their intimate secrets keep popping out on all fronts.
There are evil antagonists galore to keep the reader guessing as to what is coming next and who will be impacted.
The pace is fast with multiple deceptions being played out on several sides.
To complicate matters further, Michael has suffered since childhood with a condition that would make his testimony to the police unbelievable and make him appear guilty.
The story ends in a cliffhanger that keeps open the option of a follow up story.
Editing, as usual, is the downfall preventing this story from being a perfect 5.0. While certainly not awful, there are enough missing, extra, and misspelled words to be irritating. Several sentence structures were clumsy causing one dialog to be difficult to pinpoint who was speaking.
Outside Forces receives a strong 4.0 out of 5.0.
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