DNF: Falling Immortality by Robert Downs (Jaclyn’s review)

Falling Immortality: Casey Holden, Private InvestigatorFalling Immortality 
written by Robert Downs
published by Rainbow Books, Inc, 2011

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Where I stopped reading: about 15% through

Why I stopped reading: I couldn’t get into this book. The story is told from the point of view of a private investigator. The book starts with him getting a new case, an unsolved murder. The main character is immediately unlikable. The author alludes to some financial windfall that allows him to work only when he feels like it. I know this was supposed to be bait for a subplot within the story, but it wasn’t enough of a draw. The book is terribly written and quite difficult to read.

 

 

What others have rated this book: According to Goodreads, the average rating for Falling Immortality is 3.06 stars. It looks like a majority of readers gave this book 3 stars. The average rating on Amazon is 3.3 stars. At Barnes & Noble, the average rating is 3.3 stars. Just because I didn’t finish this book doesn’t mean you won’t.

 

About the book – from Goodreads: Debut, hard-boiled mystery fiction for men. Stephen King’s son describes a fitting genre as MANfiction (the opposite of Chick lit).

Casey Holden, former cop, current PI in Virginia Beach, VA, screens his clients the way he screens his women, based on whichever drop-dead gorgeous woman happens to waltz through his door first and manages to hold his attention. So when Felicity Farren, widow-at-large, struts into his office asking him to solve the two-year-old murder of her husband Artis, she intrigues him. When Casey starts digging, he learns the murder isn’t what it seems to be and he doesn’t have a big enough shovel to unearth the truth. And to top it all off, his former rival at the police department, Greg Gilman, is determined to disrupt his investigation. Casey’s challenge is to learn what really happened to Artis, and why Gilman can’t seem to remove his head from his butt. And he’ll need all of his wits to complete the task.

 

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