Sunday, April 9, 2017

Review: Alice and the Assassin

Alice and the Assassin Alice and the Assassin by R.J. Koreto
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Alice and the Assassin follows spirited Alice Roosevelt, daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt, while she and her Secret Service body guard, Joseph St. Clair, attempt to solve a mystery connected to the assassination of President McKinley.

While the story was well written and Alice was a very intriguing character the book dragged its way through the plot and I often fell asleep after only a few pages. There was great dialogue and the banter between Alice and her body guard was interesting. The book is told from the body guards perspective and it would have been refreshing to see what Alice’s point of view was.

In addition there was a little too much going on. There were big name companies, political intrigue, a murderer on the loose and a lot of little loose ends. The ending was well done and tied everything up nicely but I had figured out what was going on before we got there.

Overall I give the book 3/5 stars. I would give the next book in the series a chance.

I received this book from Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books in exchange for an honest review.

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