Hi everyone! This is my 200th post on this blog! Yay for that!! I can’t believe I’ve written that many posts in the past 18 months or so. And this blog is still going. So I’m thankful for that!
Anyway I hope you’re having a lovely weekend and that you’re not as ill as me. 😦 I’ve been battling a virus for weeks and I just can’t seem to shake it.
But I’m still feeling well enough to share with you all my review of The Protector by my fellow indie author Danielle Lenee Davis. She’s written a really great detective novel, the first in a series. Here’s my review. Enjoy!
When Detective Sydney Valentine begins to investigate the murder of a social worker, little does she know that she herself will become a target for the murderer. Or that her family will be targeted too.
But Detective Valentine refuses to be cowed by the intimidation she faces and begins to work hard to crack the case. It will require nerves of steel – but that is something that she has in spades. Can she solve the mystery and find out who the murderer is before it’s too late?
This was a highly entertaining detective novel, with an engaging, tough and memorable heroine. I liked the way the author portrayed Detective Valentine – she is tough, but in a believable way. I enjoyed the banter she has with her colleague Bernie. The two of them clearly get on well and this relationship was well conveyed.
I liked the contrast between Valentine and her sister Mac, who she goes jogging with. Mac is a whole different kettle of fish – she’s a lot weaker physically than Sydney, but still an interesting character who brings out another side in Sydney, particularly when she encourages Sydney to go dating.
As the novel is written in the first person, we get into the mind of Sydney. The only thing I wasn’t so keen on was when the narrative changed abruptly sometimes from past tense to present tense when we’re hearing Sydney’s thoughts. I thought this was a little jarring.
Overall though, this novel was a gripping story and a great read. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good detective novel with a good plot.