Book Review – Lust, Money and Murder, Book 1, Lust, by Mike Wells

Copyright 2011

published by smashwords

This was an intriguing book.  The plot was really good and very fast paced.  The characters were believable and well-rounded.  The author has created a novel with potential for greatness.  It doesn’t stir up any strong emotions and does not offer up themes that would make you think deeply but as a good book to curl up with on the sofa it works well.  It is the first in a trilogy and ends on a cliff-hanger that works well, it makes you want to read the next book to continue the story but it is also a perfect place to stop if it hasn’t gripped you.  There were a few too many editing errors for my liking with words missing or duplicated, this tends to annoy me when I am reading therefore 1 star lost for editing.  Content and style were very good and I do want to read the next book.  I will not disclose the plot as it will spoil the book for you.  The start of the book is never really explored, maybe this will unfold in the sequels and the end of the book was quite predictable a long time before you got there but no less enjoyable for this.


~ by adelesymonds on May 4, 2012.

4 Responses to “Book Review – Lust, Money and Murder, Book 1, Lust, by Mike Wells”

  1. Hi, many thanks for the great review, I really appreciate you taking the time to write it. Your comments about the editing are troubling to me, as the book has been through several rounds of editing and proofing by professionals. Of course as an indie writer I don’t have a big staff, can’t have it proofed by dozens of people like a Big 6 publisher, but there should not be many errors of that type left. Can you tell me where you downloaded the book from and approximately when? It’s possible your copy is an older version. Thanks.

    • Dear Mike,
      The review was a pleasure, as was reading the book. The error were only minor and most people probably wouldn’t even notice them, I find they jump out at me whatever I am reading. I think there were only 4-6 occurrences where there was an obvious mistake in editing, all towards the end of the book when maybe the editors eyes were getting tired, I have seen much, much worse. Sorry if the editing comments disappoint, I try to be honest on all positive and negative views. I fully intend to read the next two books, it definitely did not detract from my desire to pursue the plot. You have a nice writing style and look forward to buying your other books when finances and time are in a little more abundance.
      Keep well and keep writing

  2. hi… i did not agree with some of the things, nevertheless i do appreciated the article in general… this post was actually recommended to me by a buddy at facebook and he was right. really good read! Take care.

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