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Book Review: My GRL

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John W. Howell
Thriller
Martin Sisters Publishing
December 30, 2013
225

John J. Cannon successful San Francisco lawyer takes a leave of absence from the firm and buys a boat he names My GRL. He is unaware that his newly-purchased boat had already been targeted by a terrorist group. John's first inkling of a problem is when he wakes up in the hospital where he learns he was found unconscious next to the dead body of the attractive young woman who sold him the boat in the first place. John now stands between the terrorists and the success of their mission.

My Thoughts

Overall, I really enjoyed My GRL. The story was very fast-paced, full of action, and it was hard to put down.

I was pleasantly surprised that the plot wasn’t as predictable as I thought it was going to be when I first read the synopsis. The reader quickly finds out that things are not as they seem, and are really thrown for a loop.

My gripes with the book are fairly minor, and didn’t really bother me too much. First, the first-person present tense of the narration was a bit hard to read at first, as the tenses did change a bit throughout. I quickly got used to this and really started to enjoy the writing. Furthermore, I felt that the author did a lot of over-explaining as if it was just trying to fill pages. The author seemed to keep pointing out that the main character really wanted half and half and Splenda in their coffee. I think this is mostly attributed to it being an early work of the author, and it didn’t really bother me too much.

I am looking forward to the next book!

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