Today's review is on Under Your Skin by: J. R. Chartrand
Your Skin is Chartrand's debut into the world of fiction writing, and
though I do not imagine it jumping to the top ten any time soon, as far
as a debut goes, it's not entirely bad. Sure the plot is a bit weak,
and the character development is lacking, but it reads quickly and
offers some entertainment value.
Statenville, Idaho is like most
every small town in America. Everyone knows everyone, the local paper
has but a few employees, and there's next to nothing much happening.
But when three high school athletes turn up dead everything changes, and
reporter Cal Murphy and photographer Kelly Mandoza are on the case.
to Cal and Kelly, their small town holds a big secret, and some are
willing to do anything to protect it. Even kill. The more Cal and
Kelly dig up, the bigger the conspiracy get. But finding the truth may
cost the two too much. It's already cost them the life of their friend
and boss Guy Thompson and two FBI agents. It could also quite possibly
cost them their own lives as well.
I usually love a good
mystery, but Under Your Skin gave away many of the answers to soon,
which left nothing to the imagination. But not all writers can come up
with a number one book on the first try. At the very least I'm hopeful
that with his next book, Chartrand will grow in his writing ability.
An okay read that just needs a bit more work.
2 of 5 stars
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