Author – Justin Warren
Genre – Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
294 Amazon Pages
Rating 4 stars our of 5 Posted 1/12/2018
No. 02 - 2018
My Impressions: Good plot, bad politicians, govt. corruption, foreign deal making.
Det. Dylan Harper – 34-year-old, 2 year detective with a troubling past.
Det. Joe Gardella – Dylan's partner and mentor.
Jonathon Hayes – Missing reporter.
The Forgotten Lands takes place on the west coast of New Zealand. On the east coast, Christchurch has suffered a major earthquake and its succeeding aftershocks. Many buildings are irreparably damaged and being torn down. The central police station is one of those.
Dylan and Joe are assigned out of their district to investigate the disappearance of a Westport N.Z. newspaper reporter. They both suspect there is more to the assignment than their boss tells them.
In his youth Harper was a deeply troubled young man in Westport and has a criminal past there. In spite of that, he became a policeman in Christchurch and has risen through the ranks to become a detective.
The case of the missing reporter is quickly over ridden by a much bigger twist in the plot.
The story has a good plot with many surprises.
The ending is a cliff-hanger to lead into the next book in the series.
The editing is not good, not terrible, but needs professional help.
Some sentence structures need to be reorganized.
Details about Westport N.Z are okay and add to the story.
The writing style is simple but wordy. It is written without uncommon words that need to be looked up.
I enjoyed the story and strongly recommend it.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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