I finished the book last night, but had trouble getting through it because of the editing blunders. I don't mind one or two mistakes in a book, but when they are so frequent to be a distraction, they are a problem. The most blatant error was the lack of capitalization for proper nouns. For example, a first name might start with an upper case letter, but the last name with lower case--or vice versa. Spelling was also an issue. "America" was spelled "Amarica" is multiple places.
In all fairness, my issues are with the Kindle version downloaded from Amazon. As an experiment I went back to Amazon and looked at some of the "Surprise Me" pages in the "Look Inside" feature for traditional books. Scrolling through, I did not detect the same problems with the print version. However, I think when I purchase an electronic book, I have the right to expect it to be edited. It appears this one was converted to e-format and forgotten.
Now back to the book. I am familiar with Nashville (and NYC) and enjoyed the local flavor of both cities through the use of landmarks and trivia. The plot was believable, for the most part, but I do have a few issues with the book.
SPOILER ALERT: When I read a book with "Murder" in the title, I expect a murder, usually in the first few pages. The victim in Mr. Dill's book wasn't shot until about a third of the way into the book and didn't die until near the end of the book. He was in the hospital and still supplying clues for part of the book. Though the victim worked on Music Row, neither the murder attempt nor his death occurred there. Nit-picky, I know, but notable. Finally, at the end, one of the characters supposedly survived an explosion and fire by hiding in a fireproof gun safe. I'm sure that was researched and feasible, but it seems to me she wouldn't have had enough oxygen in such a situation. END SPOILER ALERT
Other than that, the story was fast-paced and an enjoyable read. The characters seemed real and multi-dimentional. The dialogue was natural. It was a good debut novel for Mr. Dill.
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0895875667
- 条形码: 9780895875662
- 商品尺寸: 14 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
- 商品重量: 417 g
- ASIN: 0895875667
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