- Name: January Justice
- Author: Athol Dickson
- ISBN: 9780985430283
- Genre: Suspense
- Publisher: Author Author Inc.
- Publication/Expected Publication: November 21, 2012
I really wanted to like this book. I really did. The basic plot is intriguing - a man (Malcolm Cutter) is dealing with the tragic (and drug-induced) death of his client while also attempting to solve a kidnapping case from seven years ago.
Unfortunately, Dickson's writing style in this particular book just did not appeal to me. Normally, I love getting as many details as possible so I can fully picture the scene in my head; however, the author seems to take this to an extreme.
For example...I have never been to Los Angeles, and I imagine the majority of people who read this book probably never have either, so some general location markers are probably in order. However, when describing how Cutter travels from point A to point B, Dickson gives specific details, such as (and this is paraphrasing) "I turned right on [x street], then left on [y street], and then bore left on the access ramp to get on the 5. Then I took..." etc etc. In a book billed as suspense, this level of detail used consistently throughout the story definitely interfered with the flow of the narrative.
I would still recommend this book, but only to those readers who prefer detailed scene descriptions and slower-paced suspense.
**Please note that I did receive a free copy of this book via Netgalley.**