Right from the start, the characters and surroundings are described with the perfect amount of detail in order to get a basis of what the book will be about and what each character’s personality is like.
Also right from the start, there is a heavy atmosphere of action taking place which entices the reader in to the point they want to read more. I love the fact that we get to see the story from the different characters perspectives in the sense they tell the same part of the story from more than one perspective. It gives us a better insight into the story as a whole rather than just one side of it.
I like the way in which each chapter is quite short as it means that if you don’t have a lot of time to read before you will get busy in life, you can read a chapter, or a few chapters without having to try find an appropriate place to stop in the middle of a chapter. I often read books on the bus when I am heading into university so the short chapters are perfect for that moment I need to get off the bus but don’t want to stop in the middle of a chapter.
There are certain moments where I don’t know which character is actually speaking but apart from this, most of the novel is easy to follow and not too difficult to understand which is good as I tend to gear away from books that seem difficult for me to understand unless I am forced to read them like when I was studying confusing books for English in high school.
I love how the book creates constant twists in Christine’s story line in the sense you don’t know what is going to happen before it happens. The whole way along, even when the cops are searching for Christine, there are constant twists so you don’t expect the plot to turn out the way it does.
Vengeance is a classic criminal story with many twists to keep you guessing right until the end. I found it full of action constantly which engrossed me in until the very end.
‘My name is Roger A. Price a crime fighter turned crime writer. I used to right the wrongs but now I write the wrongs. Ok, enough with the puns, but I do love language and playing with it, I guess all writers do.
I spent over thirty years in the police retiring as a detective inspector in charge of a covert undercover drugs unit which achieved national acclaim. I served on various units and squads and saw service across the UK, Europe and beyond. I can’t write about those events but I can base my crime fiction writing from my many experiences of them. Some of which were good, some not so good.
My first two novels are in the ‘Burrows and Lee’ series; ‘By Their Rules’ and ‘A New Menace’ and chart the adventures of Jane Lee and John Burrows in their work for the secretive ‘Special Projects Unit’ where they take on the bad guys with no rules of engagement.
‘NEMESIS’ is the first in the new ‘Badge and the Pen’ series which follows the fortunes of detective inspector Vinnie Palmer who finds an unlikely ally in TV news reporter Christine Jones, as they chase common threats but from very different agendas. This book was an Amazon Bestseller for a while in Canada and Australia and has received rave reviews in the UK.
‘VENNGEANCE’ is the second outing for Vinnie and Christine in the ‘Badge and the Pen’ series where they both face the most unlikely of threats, as they race to save lives.’