Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Free books and a book review!

I started using Bzz Agent a few months ago and didn't get invited to a campaign until recently.  I received two free books for my Kindle (score, I love read) and they were murder mysteries which happens to be my favorite genre!

I read reviews on Amazon about the books before accepting my campaign invite and they sounded good so I went ahead and requested the download.  I'm not going to lie here, it took me a while to get into the first book (The Hangman's Daughter).  I don't normally read historical thrillers, but after getting so into The Woman in Black I figured this had to be just as good.  The suspenseful moments in both books were so well written that I could picture everything that was going on in my head (my own personal thing I love about a good book) and I often found myself so entranced that I didn't know what was going on around me.  Like the dog barking at the door to come back inside....whoops!

I liked learning the history of the family of an executioner and how no one in the town wanted to really be known to associate with them.  I guess that would make sense in those times.

Once I got past trying to get into the story, it flowed really well.  There was a bit of jumping around between characters but once you realized they were still in the same scene it came back to making sense again.  There was a little romance thrown in as well which made the books a little more light hearted as opposed to all dark and dramatic.

All in all, I was pretty pleased with the characters, story line and plot and I was surprised that a free book was this wonderful!  I've even suggested these novels to my mother-in-law and sister-in-law as they love this genre as well.  Want to know more about the books or are you interested in purchasing them for yourself? 

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