Saturday, October 26, 2013

"The Concrete Kiss" Book Review...

...I'm going to make an embarrassing admission here. I haven't read a book since I was on maternity leave! How bad is that? Luckily, I was recently given the opportunity to read and review the book "The Concrete Kiss" by David Grace. It was also the first book I've ever read on my Nook!



"Homicide Detective Ned Danes discovers that an ambitious Deputy D.A. has concealed evidence of an accused murderer's innocence in order to secure a headline-grabbing conviction. Danes torpedoes the corrupt Deputy D.A.'s case, and for his honesty, Danes is exiled to the tiny, basement office of the Cold Case Squad.

Working in his forgotten outpost Danes becomes obsessed with finding the real killer whom the Deputy D.A.’s scheme has allowed to run free. But, just as he seems to be closing in, Danes receives a plea for help from an old friend.

FBI agent Phillip Abbott has been put on leave for his last sixty days before his forced retirement. He has that long to catch a drug-cartel hit man whose specialty is murdering entire families. Completely alone, Abbott needs a courageous cop like Ned Danes to back him up.

While Danes knows that Abbott has a seventeen-year-old adopted daughter, it is only after Danes agrees to help Abbott catch the killer that he discovers that the hit man murdered the girl’s entire family. Abbott promised her that he would get the monster no matter what it took and Danes soon learns that Abbott is willing to do anything, including breaking the law and possibly going to prison, to keep that promise.

And after Danes and Abbot do all that, Ned still has a killer of his own to catch."


The book started off a little slow. The first main conflict was solved fairly quickly. It seemed like there were a lot of side stories that were eventually all tied together. You really had to stay on your toes to make sure that you were keeping everything straight. I did enjoy how it gave you different perspectives from all the different characters. The title was finally tied into everything in the last couple chapters.

I enjoyed the book and would give it 4 out of 5 stars. There was lots of action and characters to follow so it was easy to keep reading. I would've liked there to have been more follow-up with the characters after all the bad guys were caught. This book could have potentially been made into two books. I also think this would make a great series following all the cold cases.

You can find David's book on Amazon or Smashwords.

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