Review by danielleamy -- The Dark Web Murders

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Review by danielleamy -- The Dark Web Murders

Post by danielleamy » 30 Jun 2019, 05:56

[Following is a volunteer review of "The Dark Web Murders" by Brian O'Hare.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Chief Inspector Jim Sheehan and his partner Sergeant Denise Stewart are working against time as the bodies pile up. There is a serial killer roaming Northern Ireland and they seem to be targeting random individuals. So far the victims have included a Judge and a retired headteacher walking his dog. But is there a connection between them? The killer leaves no evidence behind and seems to be extremely intelligent. Stewart then discovers the killer has been publishing blog posts full of gruesome details of their murders on the Dark Web. Sheehan and his team must gather the clues to stop the killer before they finish their brutal mission of revenge.

The Dark Web Murders, written by Brian O'Hare, is a thrilling crime and mystery novel. If you love a gripping page-turner, then this is the book for you! I loved the relationship between Sheehan and Stewart. I felt involved in the investigation and couldn't wait for the truth to be revealed. I also loved reading the blog posts. They were very well-written, so it was easy to believe the killer had written them.

The only thing that I disliked about the book is that I worked out the answer to an important clue that Sheehan and his team missed. I also correctly guessed the killer's identity. This did take away some of the suspense, but I still thoroughly enjoyed reading The Dark Web Murders from start to finish. Readers should be warned that there are a lot of characters, but the author provides a helpful list of characters and a glossary of police terms. I referred to these a few times, which was useful. Sensitive readers who dislike crude language, gore and violence should avoid this book.

I would have loved to rate this full stars as I enjoyed every page and couldn't wait to finish the book. However, there were more than ten grammatical errors in the Kindle version, so I have to rate this 3 out of 4 stars. There were some spelling mistakes, misplaced speech marks and a few errors with character names e.g. 'Edgar Doran' was referred to as 'Edwin Doran' on a couple of occasions. These errors were spread throughout the book, but none were too distracting.

I would highly recommend The Dark Web Murders to those who love mysteries, police procedural novels and crime thrillers. Crime novels are often solely plot-driven, yet O'Hare also focusses on the character building too, which I appreciated. This book is part of a series, but can also be read as a stand-alone novel. The Dark Web Murders is the first novel I have read by Brian O'Hare, but I can guarantee it will definitely not be the last!

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Post by Nerea » 07 Jul 2019, 07:10

This story reminds me of the series "Money Heist." It sounds thrilling and intriguing too.
This sounds discouraging;
I worked out the answer to an important clue that Sheehan and his team missed.
But from your review I believe the book is great. Thank you for your great review.
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Post by juliusotieno02 » 07 Jul 2019, 12:49

Wow, thanks for the review. I've read and reviewed this book and i'm glad you mentioned the blog posts. I'm sorry, but the posts made me like the murderer. The murders were somehow justifiable.
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Post by danielleamy » 08 Jul 2019, 09:52

Nerea wrote:
07 Jul 2019, 07:10
This story reminds me of the series "Money Heist." It sounds thrilling and intriguing too.
This sounds discouraging;
I worked out the answer to an important clue that Sheehan and his team missed.
But from your review I believe the book is great. Thank you for your great review.
Even though I figured it out, it was still a great read! Thanks for your comment
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Post by danielleamy » 08 Jul 2019, 09:54

juliusotieno02 wrote:
07 Jul 2019, 12:49
Wow, thanks for the review. I've read and reviewed this book and i'm glad you mentioned the blog posts. I'm sorry, but the posts made me like the murderer. The murders were somehow justifiable.
I know what you mean. I could empathise with their situation that led them onto the path of vengeance. Thanks for commenting!
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Post by Ekta Kumari » 09 Jul 2019, 10:12

A crime mystery with an engaging plot and well-executed character development does sound like something I would enjoy reading. The glossary also seems useful while reading the book. I'll add this to my list and would definitely read it in future. Thanks for reviewing the book.
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Post by danielleamy » 09 Jul 2019, 11:01

Ekta Kumari wrote:
09 Jul 2019, 10:12
A crime mystery with an engaging plot and well-executed character development does sound like something I would enjoy reading. The glossary also seems useful while reading the book. I'll add this to my list and would definitely read it in future. Thanks for reviewing the book.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy this if you do decide to pick it up
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Post by Charlie19 » 10 Jul 2019, 00:15

Great story telling.. I loved the genre, most probably i will read this one..thanks

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Post by Mbrooks2518 » 10 Jul 2019, 18:11

Great review! I reviewed this one and really liked it too. I also reviewed an another in the series (The 11:05 Murders) and thought it as great too, and I'm planning to read the rest of the series.

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Post by unamilagra » 10 Jul 2019, 23:09

It's too bad you were more clever than the characters, but it sounds like it was still an exciting read. I like the blog post element, very unique. Thanks for a great review!

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Post by danielleamy » 11 Jul 2019, 03:55

Charlie19 wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 00:15
Great story telling.. I loved the genre, most probably i will read this one..thanks
It's definitely my favourite genre at the moment. Thanks for reading :)
Mbrooks2518 wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 18:11
Great review! I reviewed this one and really liked it too. I also reviewed an another in the series (The 11:05 Murders) and thought it as great too, and I'm planning to read the rest of the series.
I'd love to read more of his books, so thanks for the suggestion and for reading my review. I'll check out your review too!
unamilagra wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 23:09
It's too bad you were more clever than the characters, but it sounds like it was still an exciting read. I like the blog post element, very unique. Thanks for a great review!
I wasn't sure whether the author made the clue obvious to the reader on purpose or not. Sometimes it can build more tension when you know what's going to happen before the characters do...if that makes sense? The blog posts were unique and it was interesting to see the motivation/reasoning behind the killer's actions. Thanks, I appreciate it!
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Post by Bluebird03 » 12 Jul 2019, 16:46

It's a pity about the errors, but you certainly do paint an image of a fascinating page-turner! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your review!

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Post by danielleamy » 13 Jul 2019, 11:10

Bluebird03 wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 16:46
It's a pity about the errors, but you certainly do paint an image of a fascinating page-turner! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your review!
Thanks for your lovely comment Bluebird03 :D
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Post by Kelyn » 14 Jul 2019, 00:36

I'm not really into crime mysteries but it certainly sounds like this one has a most intriguing plot. I always love it when an author does well with character development. I probably won't pick this one up as it's really outside of the genres I like, but for mystery lovers, it sounds perfect! Great review!
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Post by Meg98 » 15 Jul 2019, 23:07

This sounds like a great thriller! I love the premise. Thanks for this great review:)
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