Book Review – “Dragon Twins” eBook was published in 2013 and was written by Allison Cosgrove (https://stanbrookshire.com). Ms Cosgrove has published five novels. This is the second in her ‘Stan Brookshire’ series.
I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair and honest review. I categorize this novel as ‘PG’ because it contains a little Mature Language and some Violence. The story is set in contemporary times but in a fictitious city. The primary characters are Detectives Stan Brookshire and Jane Trinity.
The Detectives get called in on a case where a housekeeper has been murdered and an young girl has been kidnapped. They are unable to turn any leads in the Chinese family’s friends or business contacts. Soon there is another similar case of murder and attempted abduction.
The Detectives believe that they cases are related in some way, but at first find little evidence. Ultimately one of them takes a big risk to themselves in an attempt to rescue the girl.
I wasn’t sorry that I spent 4.5 hours reading this 304 page Mystery, but it was not one of the better ones that I have read. It was a watered down Mystery with little action. It also has some major flaws in the story: international travel without passports, taking a gun into China and having total free movement within China. The cover art is OK, but really doesn’t give you much of an insight to what the book is about. I’m not sure I would read another book in this series. I give this novel a 2.8 (rounded up to a 3) out of 5.
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