I have recently partnered with Partners in Crime Tours to bring you book reviews of some new and exciting books. Today I present my first review for Partners in Crime, Missing Rebecca by John Worsley Simpson
TITLE: Missing Rebecca
AUTHOR: John Worsley Simpson
PUBLISHED BY: Kindle, Create Space
PUBLICATION DATE: May 29, 2012
GENRE: Crime Fiction
# OF PAGES: 217
John's latest book, his fifth novel, Missing Rebecca, is a story of death and deception. After a whirlwind romance, Liam and Rebecca marry, knowing almost nothing of each other's backgrounds. Only months later, on an afternoon shopping trip to a mall in the Buffalo, New York, suburb of Cheektowaga, Rebecca vanishes, seemingly abducted. Or did she make herself disappear? Was the marriage a sham? Was Liam a dupe? This is a novel of high crimes and dark shadows, involving the immensely profitable drug industry in which exclusive access to the market for a medication can mean billions of dollars, and holding on to that exclusivity might lead to lies, deceit, corruption, payoffs, and even murder.
JOHN WORSLEY SIMPSON is a crime-fiction writer. John was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, emigrated to Canada at the age of four and grew up in Toronto, He has been a reporter and editor in major newspapers and news services in North America, England and Ireland. He is married and lives in Newmarket, Ontario.
My opinion of Missing Rebecca:
I was not impressed with the first chapter of this book. In fact, I was tempted to not even read past it. I didn't like how the book started right off with the kidnapping of Rebecca. I wanted back story. I wanted to know why she got kidnapped. I wanted more information, doggone it! It's a good thing I kept reading, because I got all that and more. Holy cow, did I ever.
Missing Rebecca is a really, really good read. There are so many twists and turns, I felt as if I were on a roller coaster. Just when I thought I knew who the bad guy(s) was/were, another wrench was thrown at me and I was sitting agape.
Simpson is a really good storyteller who had me sitting on the edge of my seat as I read. Honestly, if they were to make this book into a movie, I'd be the first in line to buy a ticket. The plot is anything but predictable; the characters were anything but simple. I literally loved it.
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Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this book to read and review. All opinions are my own and are honest and true. No compensation was received or offered in exchange for this review.