Title: Hope’s Peak (Harper and Lane #1)
Author: Tony Healey
Genres: Crime | Mystery | Thriller
Length: 207 pages | 2848 Locations
A young black girl is found dead, a crown of vines over her head, her eyes closed. She has been brutally assaulted. And she is not the last… nor the first.
The first book of Hope’s Peak was quite thrilling at times but it left me wanting on several aspects.
First of all, I never even got a clear image of how the detectives look or who they were really. They seemed bland.
Many things did not feel realistic, much like the dialogues. Even the way the detectives addressed each other, particularly Stu calling Harper ‘kiddo’ when they were sleeping together, irked me.
The procedural aspect felt lacking as well. All the time they were using a psychic to move forward in the case I kept wondering how they would justify their findings and it bothered me that neither of the detectives did that.
The scenes where the killer is described are what kept the book up for me and, consequently, the rating. He was a truly wicked fellow.
Hope’s Peak had its highlights but I would not say it shines amongst other of the genre. It is still an exciting read, for the most part.
Disclaimer: I would like to thank the publisher and Netgalley for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Read from Jan 29th to Jan 31st, 2017