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Touching Darkness: An Evan Buckley Crime Thriller (Evan Buckley Thrillers Book 10) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B088B7V8XD
- Language : English
- File size : 2091 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 404 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 167,103 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Another great episode in the Evan Buckley Mystery Series. James Harper has such a way with words, he keeps you on the edge of your seat and in such suspense, you will find it very hard to put the book down. Poor Evan he’s always getting into trouble and his concern for an innocent does him no good when it gets him involved with a sadistic serial killer. To make matters worse Kates meddling in Evans affairs may have dire consequences for him. I love this series I’ve read every one and I wouldn’t miss it for anything. Each one builds on the story and is better than the last, I don’t know how James does it he must have a very fertile imagination. I’m looking forward to the next one with enthusiasm just to satisfy my thirst for what happens to the hapless PI who constantly bites off more than he can chew. I can’t recommend this series highly enough. So, if you like full on suspense and action with a sprinkling of comedy along with the unexpected then this is for you.
I was given an ARC in return for an honest review. Anne Rogers
I actually hadn’t read the previous book, so I had missed out on some of the returning characters in the book but they are more than well enough explained throughout the book and what role they played in the previous book. Poor Evan isn’t even on an assignment this time, but he was unfortunate enough to pick up a teenage girl from the side of the road. This leads to a lot of events and interactions which he would have liked to avoid, I’m sure. I loved the way he described how to test the unconditional love from your dog or your wife. I won’t spoil it here, just read the book. There’s lots of humour, weird conversations and many different kinds of people with an end that leaves you wondering… I can highly recommend this one!
If this is the first Evan Buckley you read then it might take a while to get a handle on the characters and the developing story line but definitely persevere, things are revealed but by bit. I’m going to go back to read earlier ones and fill in the gaps that are hinted at in the book despite the fact that I’m dying to read what happens next.
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After reading the first book, I made the comment that things seemed to be rather too easy for Evan and that Lady Luck was well and truly on his shoulder. In Touching Darkness, Evan has to work for his luck; and work he does. The mainstay of this book has to do with a young woman that Evan comes across and tries to help. Clearly all is not well with her but, being so tightlipped with any information, there is a limit as to how much help Evan can afford her. Having a mouth like a sewer doesn’t help. Still, Evan does what he can and sets in course a train of events that have him questioning just how evil this world can be. The baddies here are not as large in life or exaggerated as some you will come across in crime fiction. That is not to say that they lack in evil or intent though. Indeed, the fact that they may be so ordinary in many ways serves as a reminder that such badness is never far from each and every one of us.
Settings are well sketched and with just the right balance of detail without tipping over into the trivial. Dialogues are spot on and, more often than not, there is a nuance of humour or modesty to take the edge off.
Underscoring all this is, of course, the fate of Evan’s wife. I’ll pick up more on this aspect as I work my way through the series but I like that this is just one facet of each book; it does not define or override each book’s individual story. I’m looking forward to making good and spending more time on such an entertaining and rewarding series.
I received an ARC from the author for which I voluntarily leave this very honest review.