Mystery & Detective, Amateur Sleuth
Rating 3 stars out of 5 stars Posted 12/12/2015
Kip Sullivan has been hired as a librarian in a small Mississippi town of 6,000 people. A sixteen year old student was murdered the night before Kip's first day at work. Old feelings connected to the student's mother's previous murder quickly rise to the surface.
Early on I developed a non-caring attitude for the characters. They're mostly a bunch of losers and slackers; it was hard to get involved in their shallow personalities to the depth I usually develop during a good read.
The accused murderer, Luke Wilder, has a lot in common with Kip; both were outcast in their high school years. Both expunged themselves from other students and chose to be different in thoughts, speech and dress. Kip bumps into Luke after the murder when they are each at the crime scene. During their conversation, Luke threatens Kip twice and then grins and laughs each threat off. Not a smart thing for the prime suspect in a murder case to do.
Later in the story Kip and Luke meet in the back woods where Luke is cooking deer sausage over a fire. He found a deer carcass and cut some sausage off. Obviously the author doesn't know sausage is a processed meat; you don't simply cut it off like a strip of tenderloin.
Then we got to the final action scene and it was unbearable.
The Edge has multiple editing issues with missing, extra, misspelled and misused words in addition to past and present tense problems.
The rating is a generous 3 stars out of 5.
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