I recently read The Chain by Adrian McKinty. This can easily be considered a crime and a thriller novel.
I was speeding through the beginning of the novel, which was great. I love when novels can capture your full attention. However, there was a certain point, toward the middle of the book, where I thought the plot dragged a little and was somewhat predictable, which made the intensity of the story drop. The second half of the book had its exciting points, but it also had almost a laundry list of items the author wanted to share, which made the writing somewhat choppy as well.
Overall, I give the book a 3/4 stars. Still a pretty good score, I just wanted it more be more than what it was.
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Lock Every Door by Riley Sager was so disappointing. It was set up for a perfect story about what appeared to be a haunted hotel where some newcomers were paid to house sit. When the reason behind everything was revealed it was very far fetched and could have been a great book.