Thursday, September 3, 2015

Lethal Elements by Joel Gomez-Dossi

I received a copy of "Lethal Elements" by the publisher via Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. 
I requested this novel because I was interested in the premise of the story. A geologist wakes up in the wilderness not knowing how or why (at first) what happened. All he knows is someone is trying to kill him. The story was fast paced but distracted me a bit with the rapid changes from the current situation to past memories of the characters which I found to be a little choppy. The story was also very sharp and to the point which I can understand considering the author's background is in journalism. I really enjoyed the style of writing. I always like to learn something from the books I read and this one did not let me down. I learned about an area of geology I was not aware of. The author did a great job of blending this knowledge into the story very well. I thought the emotional background of the main characters with their relationship troubles and shared grief from a previous tragedy really added to the story. I did wish (more than once) to be able to drop into the story so I could smack Roman near the end though lol (Snap out of it man! Calm down and let the police do their job! Do you need a valium?). All in all, I found the novel to be a light and exciting read. I am interested to see what the author comes up with next.

Three out of Five stars

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