Thursday, April 19, 2012

Review: Daddy`s Home

Daddy's Home
A calculating and deadly killer is in search for what he terms as his perfect family. Preying upon single mothers and their innocent children, the police have dubbed him "The Family Man."

He plays out his role as the perfect father. When things don't go so perfect in his insane fantasy world, the family man kills.

Crime Scene Investigator Holly Jennings of the San Diego Police Department is determined to track him down and see that justice is served. With Holly being a single mother herself, this man's crimes are deeply personal to her, and turn more so when a friend and her daughter become the latest victims of "The Family Man."

Along with tracking an evil killer, Holly is dealing with her own internal demons. She is raising her daughter Chloe alone after the death of her husband--a death she feels guilty for.

To complicate her life further, Holly is doing her best to avoid possibly falling in love again with charming veterinarian Brendan O'Neil. As Holly delves deeper into solving the murders, she finds herself being sucked into a game of cat and mouse by "The Family Man," that may lead her down a dark path too horrible to bear. One that may cost her gravely-her family, her new found love, and even her life. - From goodreads

Theres not much to say about this book. I liked it, but I didnt love it. It was worth the read, but at the same time I was wishing more... more. Since I was little I have loved mystery and murder novels. I started out with the Hardy Boys and Boxcar Children books. Although there are stuff in this book that wouldnt be in those series, I felt that my childhood books were a hell of a lot better than this one.
So, Im going to do something a little bit different for this review. Im going to list the pros and cons, than a little summery.
  1. Romance. I absolutely love how some romance came into play, and it wasnt "nasty" through out the whole book, if you know what I mean. The main character is a widow and single mom, and the fact that her love interest plays into the mystery a little is a favorite part.
  2. Different crime. Face it, murder mysteries can get a little boring if you come across what could be considered the same crime. James Patterson managed to come up with heart-racing crimes, and so did A.K Alexander.
  3. Kept me guessing. That is the most needed thing in a book like this. I dont want to find out the character too soon and to guess why the character is doing this. Just ruins the whole story.
  4. The bad guy. Is it bad to say that? I dont like the fact that they go out and kill people. I just love them because it makes me feel normal. Totally worth seeing that Im not that insane, even standing next to a character from someone`s head.
  1. The past. This is what took the story down. Its nice that the poor woman still thinks of her husband, but the way she reacts is just abnormal. I cannot see anyone acting like that, no matter what, unless they are just as crazy as the killer himself.
  2. The lovelife. I really wanted to see more about the case. It was plety of chapters before I could get more insight on the killings. To me, it shouldnt have been about how Holly really wanted to do it with the sexy, Irish vet. It should have been more balanced, but it wasnt.
  3. The ending. If your a regular to my blog, you will probably see me complain about the ending a LOT. This one was way too fast and confusing. Its like bam- boom- goodbye! It should have been more thought out. The beginning and ending are the most imortant things to a story, especially one like this. Get what I mean?
So, I know what your thinking. The pros way out counted the cons. But I never said I hated this book. Its worth the first read, just not the second. However, other people might like it. Remeber, worth the read.

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