Thursday, December 13, 2012

"The Fear of Things to Come" by Kathryne Arnold Book Review

Read my promo/giveaway of this book here.

The Fear of Things to Come (Samantha Clark Mystery Series, Book #2)The Fear of Things to Come by Kathryne Arnold
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Let me say first off that this book was extremely descriptive, and at least justice was served.  Whenever I read any kind of crime, mystery, or thriller novel, I expect a resolution that will punish evil.  I applaud the author for ending this book the way it needed to, and I am extremely grateful that she did that.

I have to say that this was a difficult book to read.  It reads very much like a true crime novel, and you read from more than one perspective.  That was a clever technique, and I wish more authors would use this device when writing these kinds of books.  Kathryne Arnold has a very readable style, and she will definitely keep your attention.

I was horrified at many points to almost the point of feeling ill as I read portions of the book.  For me, there were portions that were nearly too much to handle, but I understood why the author wrote it that way.  I grew tired of the profanity in the book, but I am sure that merely added to the true crime feel.  There were no true bedroom scenes, but there was enough sexual imagery in the book to make me feel somewhat uncomfortable at times, but I think that was part of the author's purpose in the book.

While this book was not one that was truly my cup of tea, I can't fault the author for writing a great novel with a gripping story.  In fact, I still find the story sticking with me.  If the issues I described do not bother you, then this may just be the book for you.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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  1. You did well to finish the read, glad you liked the authors way of writing xx

  2. Ruth,
    Thank you for taking the time to read my second novel, The Fear of Things to Come. I'm glad you decided to review my book and I appreciate your honest review. Take care and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
    Kathryne Arnold


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