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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

33) Rabbit Trick by Alex Hughes

The Blurb :

When the cops call me in the middle of the night, I know it's bad. One of their own is dead, strangled in her car by a professional killer, and it's up to me, telepath consultant extraordinaire, to pull the rabbit out of my hat and solve the case. Only this time I'm not so sure I can.

Homicide Detective Isabella Cherabino is breathing down my neck. The dead cop's partner is too. And now, the worst--there was a five-year-old kid in the car, a kid no one can find.

My Thoughts :

Writing short stories can't be easy.  Fitting so much into a small amount of words must be harder than writing a full length novel.  However some authors manage it very well and Alex Hughes is one of them.  Rabbit Trick was not only well written, interesting and addictive it also managed to pack a punch.  For anyone who hasn't already tried this series it is definitely a place to start and get a taste of the goodness this author has come up with.

The Mindscape Investigations is one of my favourite series to read in the last couple of years.  The third book has just released and I can't wait to get hold of a copy.  This novella reminded me just how original and wonderful this world is.  The futuristic element isn't my usual cup of tea but the mystery and character building more than make up for that.  This is a well thought out concept and I can't wait to see what happens next.

This short story also had two 'chapters' added to the end from what I can only assume are new works coming from the author.  The first one piqued my interest but the second one didn't really grab me as much.  I will definitely be on the look out for them though as this author has already proved she can write an amazing story.

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Aurian said...

Very nice review and I admit I did not have this series on my wishlist. I really thought this was a male author, and I have been burned by them before. But well, perhaps, maybe ...

Unknown said...

I also thought it was a male author at first. I guess the publisher wanted to trick us readers ;)

Great series so far...male or female author aside...definitely worth checking out. Try this novella first?