Thursday, July 28, 2011

Review #46: The 7th Victim by Alan Jacobson

Hello my lovely brilliant literary comrades! I hope all is going well for you this fine Thursday. Without further ado, lets talk literature :). 

The 7th Victim is the first in the Karen Vail series by Alan Jacobson. Agent Karen Vail is an FBI profiler who is assisting with a series of grisly murders by a person nicknamed The Dead Eyes Killer. Her painful past comes to light as she tries to solve the crime while not getting killed by the killer.

I just couldn't finish this book. It seems in my currently reading list that I couldn't finish quite a few books, and that saddens me. I wish I could, but I can't. 

I'm especially saddened about not finishing this book because it came highly recommended to me by my Nook group of friends, of which I implicitly trust their recommendations. When they saw I was reading this, some commented on my Facebook page that I would love it. Which again, is why I'm saddened that I didn't. I had high expectations, and they fell short. Who knows, I might actually pick this up in the future, but for now, not so. 

Karen was a decent enough character. I admit, she was a bit dry, and her sardonic humor became too much for me. All the characters felt like that, except for Karen's son, who I felt for in what he had to go through.

The plot was very, how can I explain this? I just didn't like it. I can't explain well, but I just could not get into it. It felt very dry and hard to swallow, which is odd to me. 

Who knows, I might re-review it on here when I finally give it another chance, and you'll all know my final verdict. But for now, I give this a lower rating. 

I'll next be reviewing Gone by Michael Grant. 

Until next time Comrades.

Viva la literature!

1 comment:

  1. It's okay that you didn't like it. I liked it and thought it was like Criminal Minds. But some books people just don't like. I hope you try it again, but if you still don't like it that's fine too. lol =]