Imagine a self-published author who just wants to boost his sales. In this day when half the battle in writing is about getting noticed, I can imagine someone going after a publicity stunt. That’s why I had to give this a try. Here is my review of Chill Run by Russell Brooks.
Given how this book is described as a thriller, I was underwhelmed with the actual action part of the story. The pacing was slow to start with and then a lot was thrown at you in the end. It wasn’t all that memorable. When push came to shove I wasn’t all that interested in figuring things out.
What’s interesting on the other side of things is I did really care about the characters. I wanted Eddie to sort things out with his family and for his friends to have their own happy ending. I got really involved with them and their stories.
When I started this I was expecting a thriller that would draw me in beginning to end. I would have much rather skipped the murder mystery part altogether. If the story just focused on Eddie and his friends and family I would have liked it a lot better. The way it was I would say it was just okay. That’s why I give it two out of five stars.
Note: I was given a free copy of this for the purpose of reviewing. The opinions given are completely my own.