Monday, January 27, 2014

Review: Runner by Patrick Lee

RunnerRunner by Patrick Lee
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a free eARC copy of this book in exchange for a review.

Wow! What a rush!

This thing takes off running (pun intended) from the very beginning and doesn't let up. Lee has a talent for suspence and for quickly developing characters. Just a few pages in, I cared what happened to Samy Drydan and Rachel and I really couldn't put the book down easily through the whole thing.

This book struck me as something of a cross between The Bourne Identity and Firestarter. Lots of action, plot twists, and character relationship dynamics at every turn. And not only is Lee great at building the suspence, he has a skill for tapping the emotions of his reader (or this reader at least).

So why not 5-stars? It's closer to 4.5, to be honest. As riveting as the plot is, a lot of the aspects of it are pretty far-fetched. Disbelief was suspended though, with the skilled writing and fast pace. I'm definitely interested in reading more work from Patrick Lee.

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