Book review: Mary Calmes: A Matter of Time (Vol. 1)

Jory is a young guy, living his busy life in the city when he is asked to fetch the dog from a friend’s house who has left her husband because he abused her. But at the house Jory is witness of a murder! Although the police wants him to get protective custody he wants to go on with his life, not believing that he is in any real danger. Well, his biggest confrontation is with detective Sam Kage, an apparently straight cop who keeps turning up in Jory’s life. And along the line of the detective story those two men get a relationship. In the course of events Jory’s life is threatened more and more of the with a big showdown at the end of book 2.

That’s great and wonderful, but… (isn’t there always?) why do these people have to be larger than life? Why is Jory the über-pretty boy and Sam this drop-dead gorgeous hunk of a macho man? And Jory’s brother is wonderfully rich as are some other persons. Where’s reality? Although the plot is quite believable (never mind some flaws) this is really annoying.

Putting a book together that consists of several parts, it would have been great to do some post-editing. Now you have a huge number of recaps because some instalment of the former book ended but now it’s just superfluous information that could have been skipped. And some other times I would have loved to get a reminder who a person was I first learnt about some 200 pages ago.



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Übersetzer, Dolmetscher und Deutscher mit Wahlheimat in den Niederlanden, liebem Ehemann, zwei Hunden und Faible für Oper und schöne Stimmen
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