Monday, November 28, 2011

Book Review: Unfinished Business by W. Soliman

Charlie Hunter retired from the force at 40 to relax, work on his boat and go fishing with his son on weekends, not become an amateur sleuth. But he can't say no to Kara Webb when she seeks his help in tracking down her sister, missing for 15 years.
The disappearance of teenaged Jasmine Webb was one of the first cases Charlie worked on after being made a detective. He's never forgotten it or his suspicions, even after the girl's parents told police they'd heard from her and the file on Jasmine was closed.
When Charlie's son is threatened, finding Jasmine becomes even more important—it's no longer just about closure, it's about protecting his family. Which makes the constant dead ends all the more frustrating. Until Charlie realizes that the question they should be asking isn't where Jasmine is, but who Jasmine has become...
I'd like to thank the publisher, Carina Press, and Netgalley for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Unfinished Business is not the most original story I have ever read.  I've actually read a few stories and watched many tv shows with this particular plot (I won't give details on it to keep this review from being a spoiler).  However, it doesn't bother me if the story is well told, and this one was.

The author, W. Soliman, manages to keep the pace of the book lively as new clues keep showing up.  Charlie is a character that's easy to like, which is a good thing, as this is the first of a series starring him.  He's a tough, retired cop with a weakness for troubled females, dogs, and kids.  That should keep him in trouble for several books!

This is a good, solid book that should catch the interest of any mystery buff.  The ending has a few surprises that even an experienced mystery reader might not be able to guess ahead of time.  Go ahead, get the book and see for yourself!

I give this book 3 Bookworms. 

Ebook:  237 pages, 430 KB
Publisher:  Carina Press (October 17, 2011)

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